• 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…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • Research Report

    Want Affordable Health Insurance? Scale Back on Benefit Mandates

    posted June 14, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    Key Points Health insurance benefit mandates benefit few but increase costs for all Mandates cost North Carolina policyholders in the individual and small-group insurance markets over $218 million per year…
  • John Locke Update

    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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