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    New year, same fight

    posted January 2, 2011 by Joseph Coletti
    Incoming Florida Governor Rick Scott and Yale Professor Jacob Hacker offer two visions of the future of American health care. Scott is focused on the immediate problem that…
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    It isn’t broccoli

    posted December 19, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    Government lawyers arguing their case to Federal Judge Roger Vinson said health insurance is not shoes or broccoli. Insurance is a "financing mechanism." So…
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    Damage control

    posted December 12, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    While we wait for Federal District Judge Henry Hudson to rule on Virginia’s challenge to ObamaCare, here are some thoughts on health care exchanges. Checks have started to…
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    Looking for the health care exits

    posted December 5, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    After talking with policy experts and state legislators from across the country last week, some things are clearer than before. First, North Carolina needs to work on its own…
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    Give the gift of health care freedom

    posted December 5, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    Thank you for reading and doubling the circulation of this publication over the past few months. If you appreciate this weekly update on health care policy, please…
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    Clear and present budget danger

    posted November 28, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    Governors, state legislators, and budget officials across the country are reaching the same conclusion about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): it creates massive problems for…
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    Stock up on aspirin now

    posted November 14, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    View in your browser. It’s open-enrollment time again. By now you likely…
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    What now?

    posted November 7, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    PROGRAMMING NOTE: My colleague Daren Bakst gave a lunch talk today on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. You can see the whole video at CarolinaJournal.tv. With historic victories…
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    Transform Medicaid First

    posted October 31, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    ObamaCare restricts how states can save money on Medicaid until they take on larger burdens they can’t afford in 2014. North Carolina has a…
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    The Gruber and the Governor

    posted October 24, 2010 by Joseph Coletti
    Last week, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, who had to shrink a huge and hugely expensive TennCare Medicaid expansion, laid out the employers’ case for dropping employees’ health…

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