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Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Too often, patients are discharged from the hospital only to be readmitted days later. Now hospitals stand to lose money if that happens..

October 9, 2014
Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Advocates express satisfaction at the improvement, but warn that efforts need to continue to keep trend continuing. By Rose Hoban Fewer..

October 1, 2014
Small Firms Slow to Embrace ACA Business Exchanges

Small Firms Slow to Embrace ACA Business Exchanges

As the online health insurance exchange for small businesses comes online, few businesses are signing up. By Christine Vestal Stateline..

September 16, 2014
Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefall Luthra Kaiser Health News Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to..

September 9, 2014
Three Nonprofits to Share $2.8 Million for Health Insurance Navigators

Three Nonprofits to Share $2.8 Million for Health Insurance Navigators

As this year’s enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act approaches, advocates are getting ready. By..

September 9, 2014
North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

Is there a price North Carolina pays for not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act? By Ann Doss Helms and Tony Pugh Charlotte..

September 4, 2014
North Carolinians Get Mixed Bag of News Around Affordable Care Act

North Carolinians Get Mixed Bag of News Around Affordable Care Act

A decision in the Halbig v Burwell case could remove health insurance subsidies for people in states that have had the federal government..

September 3, 2014
Survey: One in Six Large Employers Plan to Offer Low-benefit ‘Skinny’ Plans Despite ACA

Survey: One in Six Large Employers Plan to Offer Low-benefit ‘Skinny’ Plans Despite ACA

Some of the changes to private health care plans anticipated in the wake of the Affordable Care Act have yet to materialize. By Jay Hancock..

August 19, 2014
Survey: Most Buying on Insurance Exchanges Were Uninsured

Survey: Most Buying on Insurance Exchanges Were Uninsured

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Nearly six in 10 Americans who bought insurance for this year through the health law’s online..

June 23, 2014
House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

As lawmakers work to hash out a budget, the House and Senate are far apart on how they would deal with Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Members of..

June 20, 2014
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