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N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

As state lawmakers contemplate reorganizing the state’s Medicaid program, a look at what services and patients drive the costs. By Rose..

August 20, 2015
Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

By Rose Hoban The state Division of Services for the Blind spent $29 million over more than a decade with little or no oversight or..

July 31, 2015
Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015
Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

By Rose Hoban Aside from movement on the ABLE Act (see today’s other story), advocates for people with disabilities have another reason..

July 22, 2015
Local Seniors Join National Conference on Aging

Local Seniors Join National Conference on Aging

North Carolina seniors attended local watch parties to participate in the White House Conference on Aging this week. By Rose Hoban Around..

July 14, 2015
UPDATED: House Presents New Medicaid Reform Bill

UPDATED: House Presents New Medicaid Reform Bill

This year’s bill bears a strong resemblance to House bills proposed during the last legislative session. The Senate’s plan is expected..

June 11, 2015
Testing to Prevent Infant Infection Deaths

Testing to Prevent Infant Infection Deaths

Legislators are considering a bill to make testing for immune disorders a mandatory part of North Carolina’s newborn screening process...

May 28, 2015
Group Home Money Allegedly Hidden in House Budget

Group Home Money Allegedly Hidden in House Budget

Group home providers are being told there’s money to support their residents with mental health disabilities, but the fix..

May 27, 2015
Mental Health Transition Program Scales Up Across State

Mental Health Transition Program Scales Up Across State

People with mental health issues making the transition to more independent living will get a bit more help with a new program. By Rachel..

May 21, 2015
Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015
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