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Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

In the first of a series of meetings during this legislative interim, lawmakers started considering a radical overhaul of the program that..

September 25, 2014 with 3 Comments
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a..

September 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
When a Hospital Closes

When a Hospital Closes

People in Belhaven are getting used to the new reality: Life without a local hospital. By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News People in this..

September 19, 2014 with 2 Comments
Southern States Are Now Epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Southern States Are Now Epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Factors that continue to drive the spread of HIV/ AIDS in Southern states include state policies around Medicaid, poverty, stigma and lack..

September 11, 2014
North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

Is there a price North Carolina pays for not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act? By Ann Doss Helms and Tony Pugh Charlotte..

September 4, 2014
Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014
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
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
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
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
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