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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 with 2 Comments
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 with 2 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
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
Report: N.C. Children Are Healthier and Graduating, but Face More Poverty

Report: N.C. Children Are Healthier and Graduating, but Face More Poverty

Children in North Carolina make improvements in health and education, but continue to face significant financial barriers to well-being. By..

June 22, 2016
Kids Who Age Out Of Foster Care Still Need Guidance With Health Care

Kids Who Age Out Of Foster Care Still Need Guidance With Health Care

Last year, North Carolina law changed, allowing kids to stay in foster care until they’re 21. But there are still lots of things they..

June 6, 2016
Medicaid Reform Plan Sent to Feds, Now the Negotiation Starts

Medicaid Reform Plan Sent to Feds, Now the Negotiation Starts

North Carolina’s Medicaid plan is poised on the brink of change. The first big step was putting in an application to the federal..

June 3, 2016
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