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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 with 2 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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
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
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