NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

A Meltdown Over Medicaid

Furious that Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led legislature has turned down the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, Democratic lawmakers, liberal scholars, and left-wing activists have...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 21, 2013

Two Views of the NC Economy

North Carolina’s lackluster economy is the top political issue. Voters who pay scant attention to legislative sessions and partisan dust-ups in Raleigh view state leaders primarily through the...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 19, 2013

Saying No is a Start

Now that the North Carolina legislature has sent a clear signal that it opposes both Medicaid expansion and a state-based health exchange, the state capital is abuzz with complaints and speculations...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 18, 2013

Why Raleigh Told Washington No

Now that the General Assembly has made it clear North Carolina will not set up state insurance exchanges or expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Care Act, I’m going to remind Carolina...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 15, 2013

For Good Public Policy Health

With health care issues playing an outsized role in North Carolina politics right now, I strongly urge Carolina Journal readers to put John Goodman’s recent book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 13, 2013

What They Think They Know

Some of the faulty “knowledge” comes from long memories. People remember things that may have been true sometime in the past, but aren’t anymore. For example, many North Carolinians still cling...    Read More

by John Hood   |   February 6, 2013

Look for the Party Label

I noted a couple of days ago that North Carolina native Richard Weaver helped spark the modern conservative movement with his 1948 book Ideas Have Consequences. My John Locke Foundation colleagues and...    Read More

by John Hood   |   January 30, 2013

Unemployment Benefits Affect Employment

Noting that the unemployment rate continues to drop, albeit at a painfully slow rate, one think tanker told The Wall Street Journal that recent reductions in the generosity of the unemployment...    Read More

by John Hood   |   January 15, 2013