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New Study Supports NC Medicaid Expansion

New Study Supports NC Medicaid Expansion

A study commissioned by two of North Carolina’s largest health care foundations finds North Carolina loses billions in economic..

December 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
With Millions of Sign-ups So Far, Obamacare Enrollment Is Brisk

With Millions of Sign-ups So Far, Obamacare Enrollment Is Brisk

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges is on track for meeting Obama administration projections. By Phil..

December 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Federal Officials Urge Marketplace Consumers To Look For Better Deals In 2015

Federal Officials Urge Marketplace Consumers To Look For Better Deals In 2015

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News More than 70 percent of people who currently have insurance through the health law’s federal..

December 5, 2014
Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Low-wage employees in Durham protesting Thursday for a $15 minimum wage said one of their biggest concerns is lack of access to health care..

December 5, 2014
Black Pastors Hear Gospel of Health Insurance

Black Pastors Hear Gospel of Health Insurance

In North Carolina, about one in five blacks lacks health insurance. Now grassroots organizers are targeting black churches to enroll people..

December 2, 2014
Consumer Guide On Health Law Enrollment for 2014

Consumer Guide On Health Law Enrollment for 2014

Haven’t thought about the health care law for a while? Now’s the time. By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Passed in 2010, the..

November 20, 2014
Family Doctors Push For A Bigger Piece Of The Health Care Pie

Family Doctors Push For A Bigger Piece Of The Health Care Pie

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News Family medicine doctors are joining forces to win a bigger role in health care – and be paid for it...

November 4, 2014
Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

As North Carolina lawmakers consider requiring Medicaid providers to be part of accountable care organizations, they can look to some of..

November 4, 2014
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
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