• John Locke Update

    Making Medicaid Great Again?

    posted July 13, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    Next week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold a full vote on his chamber’s revised health reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Thanks to…
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    Here’s Some ‘Real News’ About The Senate Health Care Bill

    posted June 28, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    The Senate’s health reform bill, formally known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), has not been well received by most. Principled Senate Republicans don’t think the bill instills enough…
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    Highlights of NC’s HHS Budget

    posted June 22, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina’s final $23 billion budget for the fiscal years 2017-19 has arrived. Some takeaways from the money report and bill text of the Health and Human Services (HHS) section are…
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    CON Reform: Keeping an Eye on the Prize

    posted May 25, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law limits lower-cost health care options for patients electing cataract surgery. This is because the law not only caps the number of stand-alone ambulatory…
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    North Carolina Senate Budget Forces Certificate Of Need Debate

    posted May 11, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    The North Carolina Senate has just released its $22.9 billion budget plan for fiscal years 2017-2019. The Senate proposed spending $5.2 billion of that total on all Health and Human Services…

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