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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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
Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

As the North Carolina Senate approves the state budget for the upcoming year, some members of the health care community are smarting from..

August 1, 2014
Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

After weeks of delay on a budget proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly, legislative leaders held a press conference Tuesday to..

July 29, 2014
Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

As lawmakers argue over the future path of Medicaid, they point to uncertainty over the amount of money spent by hospitals participating in..

July 24, 2014
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