Category: Health

Sustainability issues at Chatham Maternity Care Center could jeopardize unit’s future

by Rachel Crumpler Siler City, NC – Ellen Chetwynd, a long-time Chatham County resident, has already seen labor and delivery shut down once at Chatham Hospital. She gave birth to her daughter at Chatham Hospital in 1988 when it was…

Case of monkeypox confirmed in Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has reported Chatham County’s first confirmed case of monkeypox. To protect privacy and in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Chatham…

Government is the scourge of diabetics, not their savior

By Michael F. Cannon  Congressional Republicans have defeated a proposal by congressional Democrats to mandate that private insurance companies cap out‐​of‐​pocket spending on insulin by their enrollees at $35 per month. Republicans were right to do so. Government is already driving…

Government got COVID mostly wrong

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – I’m a liberty-minded conservative, not an anarchist. I think government is inevitable and necessary but its legitimate scope and practical competencies are rather limited. The many public-policy failures during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate the…