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Survey: N.C.’s Health Care System Ranks 40th in the U.S.

Survey: N.C.’s Health Care System Ranks 40th in the U.S.

The lack of access to care around the state drags down North Carolina’s rating. By Rose Hoban North Carolina has fallen behind in the..

September 30, 2016 with 0 Comments
Letter from Insurer Could Contain Unwanted Medicare “Conversion”

Letter from Insurer Could Contain Unwanted Medicare “Conversion”

When North Carolina health-insurance customers near 65, there’s one letter among the stream of Medicare-related mail that they really..

September 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good health..

September 19, 2016 with 0 Comments
People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care..

August 24, 2016
Employer Costs Increases for Health Insurance Remain Low in 2015

Employer Costs Increases for Health Insurance Remain Low in 2015

For the third straight year, increases in health-insurance premiums for employers stayed below 4 percent. Southern employers contributed..

July 15, 2016
Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

A bill that popped up late in the legislative session erodes some protections for residents of problematic long-term care facilities. By..

June 30, 2016
More N.C. Hospitals Achieve Improved Safety Rating Scores

More N.C. Hospitals Achieve Improved Safety Rating Scores

The latest ratings from the Leapfrog Group show gains, losses. By Rose Hoban The good news is that half of North Carolina’s hospitals are..

April 28, 2016
Fraudulent Cancer Charities Will Repay North Carolinians More than $1 Million

Fraudulent Cancer Charities Will Repay North Carolinians More than $1 Million

By Rose Hoban North Carolinians who thought they were giving money to help cancer patients are about to get refunds, courtesy of a class..

March 31, 2016
From Raindrop to Tap: Where Your Water Comes From

From Raindrop to Tap: Where Your Water Comes From

In November, we took a look at how our sewage gets processed. Here we examine how water from reservoirs gets treated for drinking. By Gabe..

December 22, 2015
Despite Outreach, Many Uninsured Unaware of Deadlines

Despite Outreach, Many Uninsured Unaware of Deadlines

Even as deadlines pass, people without health insurance are not signing up. By Rose Hoban New data Thursday from the Kaiser Family..

December 18, 2015
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