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DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

State health officials held the first of a dozen meetings with the public to share plans on reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban At the..

April 1, 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
Medicaid Reform Public Hearings Announced

Medicaid Reform Public Hearings Announced

By Rose Hoban The next step in North Carolina’s Medicaid reform process requires state health officials to prepare an application..

March 16, 2016
Report Finds Almost 700 Hospitals at Risk of Shutting Down

Report Finds Almost 700 Hospitals at Risk of Shutting Down

Sixty-eight rural hospitals have closed since January 2010. Hundreds more may be on the brink, including more than a third of critical..

March 16, 2016
No Nursing Shortage in N.C., Unless You’re Rural

No Nursing Shortage in N.C., Unless You’re Rural

A legislative committee hears about how pockets of the state struggle to recruit and retain health care workers. By Rose Hoban As North..

March 10, 2016
DHHS Officials Deliver Medicaid Reform Outline

DHHS Officials Deliver Medicaid Reform Outline

When legislators passed their Medicaid reform bill last fall, critics charged they were asking the Department of Health and Human Services..

March 2, 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
What Are States Doing About Medicaid Expansion?

What Are States Doing About Medicaid Expansion?

By Christine Vestal Stateline Louisiana this month became the first state in the Deep South to make the politically charged decision to..

February 5, 2016
Medicaid Expansion? Probably Not This Year, Panel Concludes

Medicaid Expansion? Probably Not This Year, Panel Concludes

A gathering in Winston-Salem drew more than a hundred people to hear perspectives on adding up to a half-million beneficiaries to the state..

January 26, 2016
N.C. Obamacare Signups Strong as Deadline Looms

N.C. Obamacare Signups Strong as Deadline Looms

By Rose Hoban With less than two weeks to go before the end of the enrollment period for marketplace insurance on Jan. 31, North Carolina..

January 21, 2016
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