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Expert: Insurance Pain Coming for NC Businesses, Workers

Expert: Insurance Pain Coming for NC Businesses, Workers

By Ann Doss Helms Charlotte Observer Employees can expect to see more high-deductible health policies as employers try to control costs, a..

August 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
Budget Writers Rely on Questionable Method for Meeting Medicaid Targets

Budget Writers Rely on Questionable Method for Meeting Medicaid Targets

Lawmakers use this one weird trick to balance their Medicaid budgets year after year. But the practice of accounting for savings from the..

August 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

When it comes to cancer care, where a patient lives makes a difference. But in some instances, distance could be an advantage. By Stephanie..

August 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

By Eric Whitney Kaiser Health News A Gallup poll released Tuesday says that the Affordable Care Act is significantly increasing the number..

August 7, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

As the North Carolina Senate approves the state budget for the upcoming year, some members of the health care community are smarting from..

August 1, 2014
Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

After weeks of delay on a budget proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly, legislative leaders held a press conference Tuesday to..

July 29, 2014
Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

As lawmakers argue over the future path of Medicaid, they point to uncertainty over the amount of money spent by hospitals participating in..

July 24, 2014
Medicaid Managed Care Outcomes Vary Across Country

Medicaid Managed Care Outcomes Vary Across Country

Members of the N.C. Senate say bringing managed care to run the state’s Medicaid system will save money and improve quality of care, but..

July 22, 2014
Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

The North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force is pushing for an initiative to have Medicaid cover medical lactation support services. By..

July 18, 2014
Newest Medicaid Reform Plan Gets Tepid Reception

Newest Medicaid Reform Plan Gets Tepid Reception

Members of the Senate presented yet another version of a Medicaid reform plan Wednesday. They are expected to have more public-discussion..

July 17, 2014
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