Civitas Review

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    Obamacare Medical Device Tax to be Scrapped?

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

    Let's hope so. From the N&O: A proposed Affordable Care Act tax freeze affecting nearly 100 North Carolina manufacturers would keep millions of dollars in the state over the next two years if Congress passes this week’s negotiated budget deal.    Some in Congress have had an eye on axing the ACA’s medical device manufacturing […]

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    Should Bureaucrats Get Kids' Intimate Health Records?

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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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    Why Medicaid Expansion Won't Create Jobs

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

    Medicaid expansion will likely be a significant issue in NC this year. Indeed, Gov. McCrory continues to indicate he is willing to expand if NC is first able to make "reforms" to the program. Many arguments have been made for and against Medicaid expansion in the Tar Heel State. One argument for expansion gaining momentum of […]

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    Five More ACA Horror Stories

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You'll be hearing a lot about how the Affordable Care Act helps patients, but the exact opposite is true: the Affordable Care act hurts patients, especially because it pushes them into the inferior Medicaid program. Five new stories of health care disasters: 1. One North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Rosemary Stein of Burlington, recently wrote in […]

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    DC Court of Appeals Rules Against Obamacare

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

    A ruling today states that the provision in Obamacare that says those enrolling in health insurance exchanges "established by the State" are not eligible for government subsidies to help pay for premiums. The court ruling is in contrast to a previous rule created by the IRS that attempted to reverse this very specific provision. From MSNBC: […]

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