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Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provide a Model for Other Southerners?

Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provide a Model for Other Southerners?

With a new governor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has expanded Medicaid. What might that mean for other Southern states? By Andy Miller Special..

June 24, 2016 with 0 Comments
Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

By Thomas Goldsmith Patients, doctors and family members affected by the prescription practice called “step therapy” brought..

June 17, 2016 with 2 Comments
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
Kids Who Age Out Of Foster Care Still Need Guidance With Health Care

Kids Who Age Out Of Foster Care Still Need Guidance With Health Care

Last year, North Carolina law changed, allowing kids to stay in foster care until they’re 21. But there are still lots of things they..

June 6, 2016
Migrant Farmworkers Get Help Signing Up for Health Care

Migrant Farmworkers Get Help Signing Up for Health Care

. By Brenda Porter-Rockwell Santos V. sat at a long folding table asking questions in Spanish about a letter he got concerning his health..

May 24, 2016
In Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay

In Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay

When North Carolina lawmakers talk about expanding Medicaid, they point to Indiana’s plan as one of the examples to emulate. By Phil..

March 30, 2016
Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers find themselves caught between high drug prices driving up the cost of insurance and patients forced to jump through hoops to get..

February 25, 2016
Child Health Report Card Highlights Old and New Concerns

Child Health Report Card Highlights Old and New Concerns

North Carolina’s children show progress across many health areas, while birth and mental health outcomes worsen. By Liz Schlemmer On many..

February 16, 2016
State and Local Health Spending Flat in First Year of Medicaid Expansion

State and Local Health Spending Flat in First Year of Medicaid Expansion

An analysis of the first year of the Medicaid expansion in other states finds health care cost growth has slowed considerably. By Matt..

February 15, 2016
A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law

A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot-button issue in the..

February 10, 2016
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