• 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

    Are Millennials Ruining Primary Care?

    posted November 15, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Modern America has a craving for goods and services that are supplied instantaneously. If we want food, we order it, and it is brought to our doors with Uber eats.
  • John Locke Update

    The Keys to Affordable Health Care

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The United States health care system is a unique, complex web of consumers, providers, and payers. And it is expensive. Health care spending in the United States has increased…
  • 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

    Improving Patient Care by Empowering Nurse Practitioners

    posted March 14, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    In North Carolina, nurse practitioners (NP) can’t treat patients unless they establish a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising doctor – a written contract that outlines patient management, prescribing authorities,…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Empower Nurse Practitioners

    posted February 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina doesn’t have a doctor shortage. Doctors just aren’t choosing to practice medicine in sparsely populated towns. “The real problem is maldistribution,” says Dr. Erin Fraher, Director of…
  • John Locke Update

    Obamacare’s Latest Victims

    posted December 10, 2015 by Katherine Restrepo
    View in your browser. Obamacare’s failing co-ops (consumer-operated and oriented health plans) simply reinforce that government intervention in health care creates all sorts…
  • Research Report

    Repair and Reform Medicaid: Even more essential under ObamaCare

    posted March 22, 2011 by Joseph Coletti
    North Carolina has one of the most expensive Medicaid programs in the Southeast, and Obamacare will expand enrollment from 1.3 million people to potentially over 2 million people in 2014. Without Medicaid reform or tighter eligibility, North Carolina will need to cut some services and payments to doctors. Both options will mean worse care for every person on Medicaid. Gov. Bev Perdue and the General Assembly need to push Washington for exemptions from Medicaid restrictions and greater ability to innovate with premium support and encourage patient control of their own care.

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