• John Locke Update

    Why We Need the NC Threat-Free Index

    posted November 5, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    For many weeks I have been producing contextualized looks at North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers. Recently, I’ve started calling it the “NC Threat-Free Index.” Here’s why. Round-the-clock virus coverage in…
  • John Locke Update

    The Fog of Covid-19 Data: Hospitalizations and Deaths

    posted October 12, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Last week I looked at how North Carolina uses a test cycle threshold that is several cycles past what the scientific consensus calls for, what virologists advise, and what the…
  • John Locke Update

    Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Call for Caution in State Spending

    posted September 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Medicaid enrollment is up across the country, including North Carolina, which means costs are up, too. States don't have the flexibility to borrow and print money as the federal government does, so planning for the future is especially important when facing economic uncertainty.
  • Research Report

    Big Government, Big Price Tag – Part 1

    posted September 21, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Introduction The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, gave states the option to expand the Medicaid program to include non-elderly adults up to…
  • John Locke Update

    Report Calls for Medical Licensure Reform in the Wake of COVID-19

    posted August 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    COVID-19 revealed severe issues in the U.S. health care system, including the distribution of health care professionals and the restrictions we put on those professionals. The report calls for a massive overhaul of how states educate and credential health care professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • John Locke Update

    Insurance numbers underscore the need for state innovation

    posted August 11, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, millions lost their jobs due to government-mandated shutdowns and plummeting demand for certain goods and services.  Tragically, this massive job…

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