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Letter from Insurer Could Contain Unwanted Medicare “Conversion”

Letter from Insurer Could Contain Unwanted Medicare “Conversion”

When North Carolina health-insurance customers near 65, there’s one letter among the stream of Medicare-related mail that they really..

September 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Exploring and Planning For Death At A New Kind of Festival

Exploring and Planning For Death At A New Kind of Festival

A “Before I Die” festival urges people to consider their own deaths, in order to make them better. By Jake Harper Side Effects..

August 30, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor...

August 11, 2016
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Only four North Carolina hospitals received the top rating in a new federal five-star hospital rating system released this week. By Jordan..

July 29, 2016
NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

NC Advocates Fight Move to Cut Federal SHIIP Funding (UPDATED)

A federal proposal would gut a program that helps tens of thousands of North Carolina seniors. By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians who..

July 6, 2016
Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

Study: Primary Care Doctors Often Don’t Help Patients Manage Depression

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Although primary care doctors frequently see patients with depression, they typically do less to..

March 29, 2016
Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Recipe for a Top 20 Hospital in Western North Carolina

Transylvania Regional Hospital was selected an iVantage Top 20 Critical Access Hospital. Vital to its success has been that it’s..

December 9, 2015
Big Changes Coming to Medicaid

Big Changes Coming to Medicaid

And those changes are not just driven by lawmakers in Raleigh. By Rose Hoban After a three-year debate over the future shape of Medicaid in..

December 7, 2015
Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

November 20, 2015
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