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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 with 0 Comments
Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

North Carolina is one of the states where Aetna’s pullout means there are fewer insurers for consumers to choose from. By Phil..

August 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of children with profound physical and developmental disabilities give officials with the Department of Health and Human Services..

July 28, 2016
Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The experiences of two families devastated by traumatic brain injury display the limitations of North Carolina’s ability and..

July 18, 2016
A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

By Thomas Goldsmith Many sudden trips to emergency departments, long stays in myriad hospitals, and countless interactions with health-care..

July 18, 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
Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

The report is only produced every four years and examines markets in the entire U.S. By Rose Hoban The performance of some health systems..

July 14, 2016
NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

A federal proposal would gut a program that helps tens of thousands of North Carolina seniors. By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians who..

July 6, 2016
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
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
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