• John Locke Update

    Update on Association Health Plans

    posted May 9, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    What are association health plans? Association health plans (AHP) are group health insurance plans sold through a business or trade association to its employer members. These plans have been…
  • John Locke Update

    Teacher Pay in North Carolina: Sweet Spots and Sour Notes

    posted April 9, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In March, the National Education Association released teacher salary data from its upcoming “Rankings of the States 2018 and Estimates of School Statistics 2019” report. Republican lawmakers welcomed the news…
  • 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

    The Battle Over North Carolina’s State Health Plan

    posted March 11, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly will face tough decisions on important health care legislation in the current session. Many bills have already been introduced. For example, there have…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C.’s 2019 Budget: Previewing Debt and Capital

    posted February 11, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Everybody wants a piece of North Carolina’s statutory debt limit. For the third consecutive year, the Debt Affordability Study recommends increasing the debt limit to 4.5 percent of General Fund…
  • John Locke Update

    State Legislative Priorities: Association Health Plans

    posted February 7, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Given the legislative logjams created by a divided federal government, it’s safe to say that the chances of major health care reform in Congress are very low. Fortunately, the states…

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