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Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Guy Gugliotta Kaiser Health News Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this..

March 23, 2015 with 0 Comments
An Evening of Community Care

An Evening of Community Care

A rural Western North Carolina clinic offers care to those who’ve ‘fallen through the cracks in the system.’ By Taylor Sisk Monday..

March 23, 2015 with 1 Comment
New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

A bipartisan group of senators wants to tighten the rules around granting exemptions from vaccination. By Rose Hoban In the wake of dozens..

March 20, 2015 with 1 Comment
Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

This year’s Child Health Report Card finds improvement in many health indicators, but poverty-related problems impede improvement for..

March 10, 2015
McCrory’s $21.5 Billion Budget Holds Health Care Spending Mostly Steady

McCrory’s $21.5 Billion Budget Holds Health Care Spending Mostly Steady

Budget season begins with Gov. Pat McCrory’s $21.5 billion proposal. By Rose Hoban In the coming year, Gov. Pat McCrory said he would..

March 6, 2015
NC Docs Face Retroactive Medicaid Rate Cut

NC Docs Face Retroactive Medicaid Rate Cut

Last year’s budget called for reduced reimbursement for physicians providing Medicaid. But the cuts have not been effective –..

March 3, 2015
Employed White Southerners Most Likely to Lose Coverage in Supreme Court Case

Employed White Southerners Most Likely to Lose Coverage in Supreme Court Case

Gov. Pat McCrory has said he is reluctant to talk about expanding Medicaid until the Supreme Court issues a decision on the King v. Burwell..

February 24, 2015
Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Without adequate funds, group homes for people with mental health and developmental disabilities are at risk of closure. By Rose Hoban..

February 23, 2015
Hospitals Gear Up for Legislative Push

Hospitals Gear Up for Legislative Push

As the General Assembly gets off to a start, hospital officials and lobbyists are planning how to get their message heard by lawmakers. By..

February 19, 2015
After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

When the state rolled out new software to track Medicaid treatment and payments, some physician practices went months without getting..

February 16, 2015
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