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Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

North Carolina’s lawmakers return to Raleigh this week to adjust the budget for the coming fiscal year. We take a look at what health..

April 26, 2016
Dean Smith’s Wife Urges Lawmaker Attention to Dementia

Dean Smith’s Wife Urges Lawmaker Attention to Dementia

In coming years, as many as 300,000 North Carolinians will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. By Rose Hoban Caring for..

March 9, 2016
Celebrating a Life Lived Fully with HIV

Celebrating a Life Lived Fully with HIV

For Jeffery Williams-Knight, life is good. But there’s one aspect of his existence he’d like for young gay African-American men..

December 1, 2015
N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

As state lawmakers contemplate reorganizing the state’s Medicaid program, a look at what services and patients drive the costs. By Rose..

August 20, 2015
Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015
Making the Case for Aging in Place

Making the Case for Aging in Place

North Carolina’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly looks to expand into rural areas. State government has applied the brakes...

June 30, 2015
Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015
NCGA House Health and Human Services Budget: First Look

NCGA House Health and Human Services Budget: First Look

House lawmakers released the first draft of their 2015-17 budget proposals Thursday morning. We take a look at the health and human..

May 15, 2015
Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

A bill filed this week would allow for people with disabilities and their families to save without the fear of losing their other benefits...

March 25, 2015
New Federal Rule Will Extend Medical Leave Rights to Same-Sex Couples In All States

New Federal Rule Will Extend Medical Leave Rights to Same-Sex Couples In All States

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Starting March 27, legally married same-sex couples will be able to take unpaid time off to care for..

March 9, 2015
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