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Firefighters Petition for More Health Care

Firefighters Petition for More Health Care

For firefighters, occupational exposures can lead to many types of cancer, with health care costs that currently aren’t covered under..

June 16, 2016 with 0 Comments
UPDATED: Drivers With Disabilities May Find Road Ahead Cleared

UPDATED: Drivers With Disabilities May Find Road Ahead Cleared

A two-year old lawsuit gets resolved, making it easier for some folks with disabilities to get behind the wheel. UPDATE: Federal judge..

June 13, 2016
Deaf People Make their Voices Heard at the NCGA

Deaf People Make their Voices Heard at the NCGA

Wednesday’s rally was part of a national day of action for people with hearing disabilities. By Rose Hoban Advocacy rallies in front..

May 5, 2016
Disability Advocates Worry About Transgender Bathroom Bill

Disability Advocates Worry About Transgender Bathroom Bill

By Rose Hoban People with profound physical and developmental disabilities often need help while going to the bathroom. And for those..

March 23, 2016
Coordinated Services Help People Reach Beyond Disability

Coordinated Services Help People Reach Beyond Disability

Care coordinators help connect individuals and their families to resources and relationships within their communities. By Taylor Sisk..

November 16, 2015
For Those with Disabilities in Need of Work: There’s an App for That

For Those with Disabilities in Need of Work: There’s an App for That

Last week’s assistive technology conference in Raleigh showcased tech solutions to help people with disabilities function better at home..

November 11, 2015
One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

By Rose Hoban At Hanging Rock State Park, there are 60 sites where people can picnic, but only one table can be used by someone in a..

November 11, 2015
End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

A lot happened at the end of the legislative session; lots of it was health care related. By Rose Hoban This year, the big health care..

October 1, 2015
Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

By Rose Hoban Melissa and Ralph Ripper consider themselves lucky. Even though they don’t make a lot of money – Melissa is a part-time..

September 30, 2015
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
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