• Policy Position

    Dental Care Access

    posted February 11, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. The importance of oral health is often overlooked in the broader health care discussion. Proper oral health at a young age and into one’s elderly…
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    Association Health Plans

    posted January 23, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. Association health plans (AHPs) are a type of group health plan in which a business or trade association offers health insurance benefits to its member…
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    Telemedicine Private-Payer Laws

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. Telemedicine is a leading innovation that has proven to expedite the delivery of health care. Telemedicine is the use of technology to deliver health care,…
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    Scope-of-Practice Reform

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. For patients living in rural North Carolina, quality health care can be hard to find. Over 1.9 million people, 19 percent of the state’s population,…
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    Direct Primary Care

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. The excessive amount of health care regulation that deteriorates the physician-patient relationship is pushing some doctors to opt out of insurance contracts so they can…
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    Medicaid Expansion

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. Medicaid is a program funded jointly by the state and federal government. Its core functions include paying medical providers for services rendered to low-income parents,…
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    Certificate of Need

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Certificate of Need (CON) is a regulation that limits health care supply unless state health care planners determine a specific “need.” Based on the theory that the economics of…
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    Health Insurance Exchanges

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. One key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is the implementation of health insurance exchanges — online marketplaces where individuals can shop…
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    Health Benefit Mandates

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Updated as of January 2020. There are opportunities for North Carolina lawmakers to help lower the cost of health insurance. One way is to re-examine the 53 health benefit…

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