Health Care (page 8)

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    What’s The Deal With The Proposed Merger of UNC & Atrium?

    If you’re confused by whether hospital mergers are positive or negative, JLF’s Katherine Restrepo, clears things up as she discusses the potential partnership between UNC Health Care and Atrium Health, the former Carolinas HealthCare System. Restrepo offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal…
    Donna Martinez, February 28, 2018
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    The Atrium Merger Could Impact Your Family. Here’s How.

    Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation director of health care policy, discusses the potential impact of a merger involving Atrium Health (the former Carolinas HealthCare System) and a Georgia hospital system. Restrepo offered these comments for a Feb. 8, 2018, Spectrum News report. WATCH. …
    Donna Martinez, February 12, 2018
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    Banning Payments For Blood Plasma Donations? Canadian Provinces are Doing It.

    An interesting ethical and economic debate is playing out in Canada, where some provinces are banning — or seeking to ban — paid donations for blood plasma, as this piece at explores. Given this shortage, why are some Canadian ethicists, physicians, and legislators opposed to paying for plasma…
    Donna Martinez, January 25, 2018
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    Katherine Restrepo’s Forbes Column Featured on RelyMD Website

    Congratulations to JLF’s Katherine Restrepo, whose analysis in a Forbes column is featured on the website of RelyMD, a telemedicine App that was developed in North Carolina.  Here’s why: Katherine discussed RelyMD’s cutting edge work in telemedicine: Telemedicine’s ability to expedite the delivery of care has proven to fill…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2018
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    Captain of Asheville High Debate Team: Katherine Restrepo a Winner In Health Care Debate

    The Mountain XPress reports on a Dec. 15 health care debate in Asheville among nine people with differing points of view, including JLF’s Director of Health Care Policy, Katherine Restrepo. Here’s how the story featured Katherine. Katherine Restrepo, health care policy expert for the conservative Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation,…
    Donna Martinez, January 11, 2018
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Reacts To Cardinal Innovations Controversy

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses the N.C. General Assembly’s reaction to state government’s takeover of Cardinal Innovations, the state’s largest behavioral health network. Gray offered these comments during the Dec. 12, 2o17, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” Watch Becki and then read…
    Donna Martinez, December 14, 2017
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    CJ: Lawmakers, DHHS officials have former Cardinal execs in cross-hairs

    Must-read story about $3.8 million in severance pay paid out to Cardinal Innovations execs. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday advocated civil and possibly criminal action against former executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, the state’s largest behavioral health network. The state wants to recoup $3.8 million in severance pay to…
    Donna Martinez, December 13, 2017
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    Could a Surprise Medical Bill Be Waiting In Your Mailbox?

    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo writes that even those who have health insurance may be in for an ugly surprise. Here’s an example of what can happen: The ER isn’t the only point of entry in the health care system where patients can be exposed to surprise bills. It can also…
    Donna Martinez, December 4, 2017