Category: Healthcare

  • Dole Pushes Medical Leave Expansion

    RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has won Senate approval of legislation to extend the Family and Medical Leave Act for up to six months for spouses, sons, daughters, parents, and next of kin of members of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserve, who have combat-related injuries.

  • Friday Interview: Pandemic planning

    RALEIGH — No one likes the flu, but imagine a flu season that proves more widespread than those we have been accustomed to dealing with: an influenza pandemic. It’s a possibility discussed during a recent speech for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Mark Holmes, vice president of the North…

  • Friday Interview: Health Care Policy

    RALEIGH — Perhaps no public policy issue is more vexing to policymakers and more of a concern to average North Carolinians than health care: the cost, access to care, health insurance. Carolina Journal Radio's Donna Martinez recently discussed the topic with John Locke Foundation fiscal policy analyst Joseph Coletti.

  • A Rule Without A Good Reason

    Will someone give me one good reason why Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin should have to get state permission before it can expand its emergency room?…

  • Practice A New Approach

    With Medicare and Medicaid presenting huge fiscal challenges, policymakers should consider more-efficient ways to deliver services to the elderly and disabled.

  • Why not vaccinate?

    The fact that past immunization programs have been enormously beneficial to society doesn't mean that every vaccination program is part of a sound policy. The public health policy toward immunizations in general should be separated from the recent controversy over administering the Gardisill vaccine to nine-year-olds. The Journal of the…