Health Care (page 6)

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    Health care services that require a permission slip from government and an ok from competitors

    The John Locke Foundation has written extensively over several years on the impediment NC’s Certificate of Need laws are for the expansion of health care services.  We believe that repealing NC’s CON laws will restore health care freedom. National studies show that CON laws increase cost and…
    Becki Gray, May 20, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019
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    Health insurance on demand?

    Despite cumbersome regulation at every level of the healthcare sector, innovation still exists. The next big shake-up in healthcare could be health insurance on demand. Here is how it would work: It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers…
    Jordan Roberts, December 20, 2018
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    Opioid crisis requires answers to tough questions

    The ongoing opioid crisis is by far the biggest public health crisis that America is currently facing. North Carolina is not immune to the wide-reaching effects of this crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016 there were 1,505 opioid-related…
    Jordan Roberts, December 19, 2018
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    Tech company founder predicts regulation issues for 2019

    What will the top eight political battles be that tech companies will fight in 2019? This question is answered in a recent Fortune article written by Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures. Among the eight are cannabis, e-scooters, voting, and telehealth. Mr.
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2018
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    Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    We learned on Friday evening that a federal judged had ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unconstitutional. The challenge came from a group of 20 Republican Attorneys General that sought to have the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2018
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    United Health Foundation: NC is the 33rd healthiest state

    United Health Foundation recently published America’s Health Rankings.  North Carolina is 33rd in the nation.  Here are the details: Strengths Low prevalence of excessive drinking High percentage of high school graduation High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent males Challenges High incidence of chlamydia High percentage of uninsured population High…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2018
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    How To Save $2 Billion In Health Care Costs

    Hard to imagine, but in a Weekly Standard piece, Ike Brannon makes the case that this is true: We could save $2 billion by adopting a more efficient eye dropper to dispense the drops doctors prescribe for their patients. Brannon writes that the market in eye drops is worth $3.4…
    Donna Martinez, November 14, 2018