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Health policy doesn't exactly rank high on the summer reading bucket list. Let's be real - for most people, it's not all that fitting for the beach, and it surely doesn't pair well with red wine during a gossipy book-club meeting.
In December, 2014 the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final assessments of medical data for two of the programs within the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Recent media reports of declining revenue, lagging patient volume and reduced operating surplus have not slowed Vidant Health from plunging ahead with plans for numerous acquisitions, mergers and/or joint ventures, but to accomplish these goals Vidant needs an infusion of capital.
Progressives everywhere are calling for an increase in the minimum wage. (For a look at the progressive movement's historical support for the minimum wage see this article.) The amount of the increase depends on who is calling for it. President Obama wants a 40 percent hike from the current...
In previous newsletters, I've discussed how both ends of the political spectrum strive to reform our nation's health care delivery system by following through with the "triple aim" concept of former CMS administrator Dr. Donald Berwick - increase access to care, reduce health care costs, and...
Last week, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce sponsored a health care breakfast panel where three North Carolina hospital CEOs talked about how competition brings out the best in their health systems. Competition is healthy. Competition is a beautiful thing.
On Tuesday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member panel created through Obamacare to cut Medicare payments.
Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight?
Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight?
Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight?
On Tuesday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member panel created through Obamacare to cut Medicare payments.
Taxpayers and patients unnecessarily pay hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs because of arcane regulations, turf-protective hospitals, and a state regulatory agency that opposes reforms, say physicians seeking legislative relief to open more doctor-owned same-day surgery and...
Senator Richard Burr understands that America's greatest challenge is healthcare and has made it his personal mission to help find solutions to our broken healthcare system.
Could President Obama's signature program, the Affordable Care Act, be responsible for declining rates of growth in U.S. health care spending? That's what some Obamacare advocates are claiming. To do so, however, would require that they be either embarrassingly uninformed or shamelessly dishonest...
Why does the Left oppose school choice? It can't be because they oppose tax dollars going to private, even faith-based institutions. For decades, state and federal subsidies have flowed to private colleges and universities, including sectarian institutions. For decades, Medicare and Medicaid...
The highway trust fund is running out of money and we need to do something to get the funding back up to a point where we will be able to maintain our Interstate highway system.
Ongoing Medicaid reform initiatives seeking to rein in unnecessary spending and better coordinate patient care may improve North Carolina's medical assistance program to a degree, and the special interests involved ostensibly have good intentions.
Two recent federal appeals court rulings address the question of whether Obamacare's health insurance subsidies for individual-market consumers can be distributed to those purchasing insurance through federal exchanges.
Headlines in recent months have attracted attention to technical problems associated with HealthCare.gov, the primary website associated with the federal Affordable Care Act. While some technical issues remain to be resolved, Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum...
State lawmakers were presented Tuesday with a litany of potential horror stories related to the federal Affordable Care Act. At its worst, Obamacare would sock North Carolina with thousands of job losses, double-digit insurance premium increases, deep Medicare cuts to help pay for the health...
Could President Obama's signature program, the Affordable Care Act, be responsible for declining rates of growth in U.S. health care spending? That's what some Obamacare advocates are claiming. To do so, however, would require that they be either embarrassingly uninformed or shamelessly dishonest...
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted in favor of a bill that would repeal Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which requires disastrous cuts to Medicare provider compensation.
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