• John Locke Update

    Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Call for Caution in State Spending

    posted September 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Medicaid enrollment is up across the country, including North Carolina, which means costs are up, too. States don't have the flexibility to borrow and print money as the federal government does, so planning for the future is especially important when facing economic uncertainty.
  • John Locke Update

    What do NC DHHS and the Duke lacrosse case have in common?

    posted June 16, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    What do the Duke lacrosse players, former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, General Michael Flynn, and the Aetna insurance company have in common? Evidence that was damaging to the government’s case…
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper’s bad budget bets

    posted June 3, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Gov. Roy Cooper is either the worst gambler around, or his first term has been a classic example of a hustle. He placed big, losing bets on his vetoes of…
  • John Locke Update

    COVID-19 and racial disparities: What the research says

    posted May 11, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    As the country continues to focus on COVID-19, there seems to be more information that is revealed every day. Some of it is contradictory, and some of it is difficult…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers need to resist expanding Medicaid  

    posted April 28, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As we approach the end of the Gov. Cooper’s month-long stay-at-home order, state lawmakers have begun to debate possible solutions for responding to the coronavirus. Naturally, much of the discussion…
  • John Locke Update

    Health care deregulation should be permanent

    posted April 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The North Carolina’s response to coronavirus continues as the state remains under a stay-at-home order. No one knows how long the stay-at-home orders will stay in effect or how long…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Health Care

    posted March 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As America grapples with the COVID-19 virus, state governments are acting quickly to mitigate the spread in their state. Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency last week,…
  • John Locke Update

    Confusion on NC FAST workers and Medicaid spending

    posted March 5, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a history of breaking budgets with lax controls over Medicaid spending. It took nearly three years under Gov. Pat McCrory…
  • John Locke Update

    Medicaid expansion and public choice

    posted February 6, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The prospect of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina was back in the news recently due to the General Assembly’s return to Raleigh and a newly agreed-upon deal between legislators…

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