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More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

For the second year running, North Carolina’s child mortality rate crept upwards. By Rose Hoban Another measurement of child well-being..

November 16, 2016
What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

Plenty of changes could be coming to health care in the wake of Tuesday’s election. By Rose Hoban As pundits, politicians and..

November 10, 2016
Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural hospitals have been shown to be at particular risk when state’s decide not to expand Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Since 2013, health..

November 3, 2016
7 Tips To Help Avoid Costly Health Plan Enrollment Headaches

7 Tips To Help Avoid Costly Health Plan Enrollment Headaches

Enrollment for the health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins this week. By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News With the annual..

November 2, 2016
Medicare Suspends “Seamless Conversion” Practice, Allows For Re-enrollment

Medicare Suspends “Seamless Conversion” Practice, Allows For Re-enrollment

By Thomas Goldsmith The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is backing away from a controversial “seamless conversion”..

October 24, 2016
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
Symposium Gives Providers Insight on Transgender Patients

Symposium Gives Providers Insight on Transgender Patients

Dozens of health providers spent last weekend in Asheville, learning how to better care for transgender patients. By Rose Hoban Even as..

September 28, 2016
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
Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

What’s driving the rise in prices and can politicians really influence those costs? By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News In this..

September 22, 2016
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
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