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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 with 0 Comments
Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Health reform and now Medicaid reform have changed funding streams for local public health departments. The state’s health directors..

January 27, 2016 with 1 Comment
Poll Shows Support for Expanded Medicaid Program

Poll Shows Support for Expanded Medicaid Program

By Rose Hoban Voters of every stripe believe the state should expand the Medicaid program to include those who are currently too poor to..

January 27, 2016 with 0 Comments
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 with 2 Comments
Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Months of work by a diverse group of experts is yielding ideas on how to improve state programs. By Rose Hoban A high-level panel of..

January 20, 2016
Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

There are new medications that help people addicted to opioids detox successfully, but only a fraction of people in North Carolina who need..

January 18, 2016
Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers compared rural hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid with those in states that haven’t,..

January 15, 2016
Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services report that Medicaid is running well, even as they are working to..

January 13, 2016
Medicaid Policy Changing to Get Breastfeeding Help Covered

Medicaid Policy Changing to Get Breastfeeding Help Covered

By Rose Hoban Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mother can do for her baby. But for some women, the task doesn’t come..

December 18, 2015
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