Civitas Review

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    The Unseen Victims of NC's CON Laws – Part 2

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Part 2 of the Civitas Institute's look at how North Carolina's Certificate of Need Laws is standing in the way of a much-needed assisted living facility in Beaufort County is now up . In this video, Dr. William C. Padgett discusses the multiple benefits an appropriate assisting living facility would bring to his community. These benefits are […]

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    Update: Even More Bad News for Obamacare

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    This just in: Obamacare Forecast: We All Pay More In a recently released report, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) estimates that the average medical-claims cost in the individual insurance market — the actual cost of treating a person — will increase by an average of 32 percent once Obamacare is fully implemented. Some states will […]

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    Time for a New Management Model in NC Medicaid

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

    This N&O article delves into Gov. McCrory's announcement yesterday on Medicaid reform. Included in the N&O article are quotes from defenders of the status quo, including praise for the current "managed care" organization, Community Care North Carolina (CCNC): The change would be significant for the state, which until now has relied on a home-grown managed […]

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    McCrory Announces Medicaid Reform Plans

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Earlier today Gov. Pat McCrory announced his administation's plans to reform North Carolina's Medicaid program. The details of his proposal can be read here. Some highlights include: "Medicaid reform is long overdue and essential for the future health of North Carolina," said Governor McCrory. “We’re bringing all partners together to improve care, customer service and […]

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    McCrory's Budget Moves to Stabilize Medicaid

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Clark Riemer | Tagged , , ,

    Gov. McCrory released his first budget today which covers FY 2013-2014 and 2014-15. One of the major expenditures in the budget is an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Medicaid in North Carolina. The budget would end accounting tricks that previous administrations have played to hide the true cost of Medicaid and increases funding to the […]