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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
Study: Health Law Boosts Hospital Psych Care for Young Adults

Study: Health Law Boosts Hospital Psych Care for Young Adults

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News Expanded coverage for young adults under the Affordable Care Act substantially raised inpatient hospital..

June 12, 2014
Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

People from rural communities, in particular, worry about what effect not expanding Medicaid will have on access to health care. By Hyun..

June 5, 2014
McCrory, Doctors Throw Weight Behind Medicaid Reform Plan

McCrory, Doctors Throw Weight Behind Medicaid Reform Plan

In a show of solidarity, Gov. McCrory came out in support of the Medicaid reform plan put forth by the Department of Health and Human..

June 5, 2014
Health Insurance and Death Rates

Health Insurance and Death Rates

A study looks at state rates of uninsurance and how they correlate to premature deaths. By Christine Vestal Stateline The mortality rate in..

May 26, 2014
Moral Monday’s Compass Points to Health Care Issues

Moral Monday’s Compass Points to Health Care Issues

After taking a break during the legislative interim, protestors are back at the General Assembly and many of them had health care on their..

May 20, 2014
Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed

Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed

New data from federal health regulators show hospitals are slowly improving on some important quality and safety measures. By Jordan Rau..

May 9, 2014
Health Plans Scramble To Calculate 2015 Rates

Health Plans Scramble To Calculate 2015 Rates

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News With the results sure to affect politics as well as pocketbooks, health insurers are already preparing to..

April 29, 2014
Minorities More Likely to Fall Into ACA Coverage Gap

Minorities More Likely to Fall Into ACA Coverage Gap

In states such as North Carolina that decided not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of minorities who remain..

April 21, 2014
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