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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
A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

By Thomas Goldsmith Many sudden trips to emergency departments, long stays in myriad hospitals, and countless interactions with health-care..

July 18, 2016
Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Improve Outcomes in NC Health Markets

The report is only produced every four years and examines markets in the entire U.S. By Rose Hoban The performance of some health systems..

July 14, 2016
State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

Only one more vote is needed until the state budget goes to the Governor. By Thomas Goldsmith The state House on Thursday approved on first..

July 1, 2016
NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

The budget should be wrapped up by July 1, in time for the new fiscal year’s start. By Rose Hoban With just two more votes to go in..

June 30, 2016
Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provide a Model for Other Southerners?

Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provide a Model for Other Southerners?

With a new governor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has expanded Medicaid. What might that mean for other Southern states? By Andy Miller Special..

June 24, 2016
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