• Policy Position

    Medicaid Expansion

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Medicaid is a program jointly funded by the state and federal government. Its core functions include paying medical providers for services rendered to low-income parents, children, pregnant women, the elderly,…
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    Telemedicine Private-Payer Laws

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Telemedicine is a leading innovation that has proven to expedite the delivery of health care. Defined as the use of technology to deliver health care, health information, or health education…
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    Scope-of-Practice Reform

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    For patients living in rural North Carolina, quality health care can be hard to find. Over 1.4 million people – 14 percent of the state’s population – live in primary-care…
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    Direct Primary Care

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    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 spend more time with their…
  • Policy Position

    Health Benefit Mandates

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    There are opportunities for North Carolina lawmakers to help lower the cost of health insurance. One way is to re-examine the 56 health benefit mandates state officials have passed…
  • Policy Position

    Certificate of Need

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

    posted May 13, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    One of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) key provisions is the implementation of health insurance exchanges — online marketplaces where individuals can shop for federally qualified health plans offered by…

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