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  1. Aug

    If CCNC Saves NC Medicaid So Much $$, Why is NC Medicaid So Expensive?

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    In a report published this week by the Office of State Auditor, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) was found to have saved the state's Medicaid program millions of dollars.     During a 10-year period between 2003 and 2012, Community Care of North Carolina, or CCNC, helped keep patients out of the hospital and saved […]

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    Senate Passes "Compromise" Bills Addressing Economic Incentives, Medicaid Reform

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Last night the Senate passed "compromise" bills on economic incentives and Medicaid reform. A press release from Senate President Pro Tem Berger's office sums up the bills: The compromise economic development plan: Answers the governor’s call for additional job recruitment dollars and moves to the middle of the original House and Senate proposals, by extending […]

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    Should Bureaucrats Get Kids' Intimate Health Records?

    Posted in Education, Healthcare By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , , ,

    The Center for Law and Freedom's Elliot Engstrom has written an important article about the state Senate's opportunity to rein in a process that raises troubling questions about how the education and health systems respect family and student privacy. The Senate is now considering HB 13, which among other things would expand but also clarify […]

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    How the Welfare State Creates Poverty Traps

    Posted in Economics, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    I've written in the past about how the Welfare State creates an incentive structure that encourages government dependence over additional work income. In short, it is often the case where a person on government assistance can make themselves worse off by accepting more hours or a better job because the value of the government benefits […]

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    Ohio Medicaid Expansion Costs Skyrocket 60% Above Projections

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    As Gov. McCrory continues to leave the door open to possible Medicaid expansion – albeit thru a "North Carolina plan", not a "Washington plan" – state leaders can learn from the state of Ohio's Medicaid expansion. As reported at Expanding Medicaid to working-age Ohioans with no kids and no disabilities was supposed to cost $2.56 billion in its […]

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