• John Locke Update

    Senate Budget Highlights: Health Care

    posted June 5, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It is budget season in Raleigh! The North Carolina House of Representatives recently released their budget, and the Senate released their version of the budget last week. Now,…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Medicaid Expansion Proposals

    posted April 25, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have introduced three bills that would expand the state’s Medicaid program. Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 5, Democratic proposals with the support of…
  • John Locke Update

    Reforming North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need Laws

    posted April 12, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander recently requested input from health policy scholars on ways to lower the cost of health care in the United States. Some of the most well-respected experts…
  • John Locke Update

    Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

    posted March 27, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    State Senators Krawiec, Bishop, and Hise filed an omnibus health care bill this week. Senate Bill 361 would increase access to care for North Carolinians in a variety of ways.
  • John Locke Update

    Bipartisan Support for Health Care Reforms Signals Progress

    posted March 20, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    “What specifics steps can Congress take to lower health care costs, incentivize care that improves patient health and outcomes of patients, and increase the ability for patients to access information…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Proposed Small Business Health Care Act

    posted February 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The newly elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly have hit the ground running in the legislative session. As such, a significant piece of health care legislation was introduced…
  • John Locke Update

    The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

    posted January 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit insufficient, fix for the problems of high costs in the health care system. As a state, we should reject a program that has long…
  • John Locke Update

    What Does the N.C. Constitution Say About Cronyism?

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution implies a hierarchy among rights. Nevertheless, the federal courts have insisted on relegating economic rights to second-class status. By means of this piece of judicial…
  • John Locke Update

    Fighting North Carolina’s CON

    posted September 6, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Is it legal for the state to block a private citizen’s entry into a market? A lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws (CON) is attempting to…
  • John Locke Update

    Mergers Can Reduce Prices. Not So Much In Health Care

    posted February 6, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    The number of mega-deal hospital merger and acquisitions hit an all-time high last year, and one of those multi-billion dollar transactions features the proposed partnership between UNC Health Care and Carolinas…

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