nurse practitioners

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    Reducing Health Care Costs by Removing Barriers

    The Cato Institute recently released a report on education and credentialing of medical professionals. JLF’s Jordan Roberts examined some of the report’s finding in his research brief this week: One area of our recommendations highlighted state licensing and scope of practice for health professionals. As it stands now, medical…
    Brenee Goforth, August 25, 2020
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    Rolling Back Restrictive Regulations: Health Care

    The health care industry has undergone many major changes in the 21st century, but North Carolina’s rules and regulations haven’t kept up. That is the theme of JLF’s Jordan Roberts’ most recent opinion piece featured in Carolina Journal. Roberts writes: In any given sector of the American economy, there will…
    Brenee Goforth, February 17, 2020
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    Nurse Practitioner workforce is growing

    The nurse practitioner (NP) workforce is growing in the United States. A new study published in Health Affairs looked at the growth rate of the profession since 2010:  The number of FTE NPs in the US…
    Jordan Roberts, February 5, 2020
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    Nurse Practitioners Could Fill Geriatric Health Care Gap

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak wrote an article on the effects of scope-of-practice restrictions on the supply of health care professionals for geriatric patients. Havlak writes: Thousands of elderly patients lost their health care provider, and nurse practitioner Michelle Schmerge had to watch them go.  When her supervising physician…
    Brenee Goforth, January 7, 2020
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    National Nurses Week reminds us nurses in NC face unnecessary government barriers

    Did you know this week is National Nurses Week? Here is some background from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.
    Jordan Roberts, May 7, 2019
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 2

    This is the second part of a four-part “healthcare freedom” series I am blogging this week. As I said in Part 1, this week I am going to discuss four issues raised by a federal report on healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, December 5, 2018
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    NC would benefit from easing restrictions on Nurse Practitioners

    Primary care physicians have been on the decline in recent years and the projections for the future number of these type of doctors doesn’t look promising. As the number of baby boomers continue to age and live longer, the need for primary…
    Jordan Roberts, September 27, 2018