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What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

By Thomas Goldsmith A new president in Washington and new governor in North Carolina — either incumbent Pat McCrory or preliminary..

November 14, 2016
What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

Plenty of changes could be coming to health care in the wake of Tuesday’s election. By Rose Hoban As pundits, politicians and..

November 10, 2016
Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural hospitals have been shown to be at particular risk when state’s decide not to expand Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Since 2013, health..

November 3, 2016
NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

After reaching an historic low rate in 2013, the data show more babies are dying in their first year. By Rose Hoban After years of..

October 21, 2016
Survey: N.C.’s Health Care System Ranks 40th in the U.S.

Survey: N.C.’s Health Care System Ranks 40th in the U.S.

The lack of access to care around the state drags down North Carolina’s rating. By Rose Hoban North Carolina has fallen behind in the..

September 30, 2016
Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

The temporary waitlist begins this week and will extend until federal officials give approval to a new application from North Carolina’s..

August 17, 2016
Congressional Mental-health Bill Meets Opposition from Advocates, Snags in Senate

Congressional Mental-health Bill Meets Opposition from Advocates, Snags in Senate

A Congressional bill would change the way federal funding for mental health care and treatment gets done. But North Carolina advocates have..

August 10, 2016
Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of children with profound physical and developmental disabilities give officials with the Department of Health and Human Services..

July 28, 2016
Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

Kaiser Study: Rural Hospitals Close for Many Reasons

There’s no one reason why a rural hospital closes. But the results are often similar – reduced access to certain forms of care...

July 22, 2016
Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The experiences of two families devastated by traumatic brain injury display the limitations of North Carolina’s ability and..

July 18, 2016
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