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Current Medicaid Reform Debate Has Familiar Look

Current Medicaid Reform Debate Has Familiar Look

As lawmakers consider making changes to the state’s Medicaid program, legislators are staking out familiar positions from the past..

October 24, 2014 with 2 Comments
A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

For one of the only pediatric providers in Hertford County, providing care to an underserved rural population is the dream. But the..

October 21, 2014 with 8 Comments
Lawmakers Get a Long Look at Other States’ Medicaid Programs

Lawmakers Get a Long Look at Other States’ Medicaid Programs

As they contemplate reforming and reorganizing North Carolina’s Medicaid program, lawmakers are looking for examples from other..

October 7, 2014
Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Advocates express satisfaction at the improvement, but warn that efforts need to continue to keep trend continuing. By Rose Hoban Fewer..

October 1, 2014
Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

In the first of a series of meetings during this legislative interim, lawmakers started considering a radical overhaul of the program that..

September 25, 2014
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a..

September 23, 2014
When a Hospital Closes

When a Hospital Closes

People in Belhaven are getting used to the new reality: Life without a local hospital. By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News People in this..

September 19, 2014
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
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
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
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