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Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015 with 1 Comment
Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

While the health and educational status of North Carolina kids has improved, their economic well-being has gotten worse. By Rachel Herzog..

July 22, 2015 with 0 Comments
Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Across the U.S., Republican governors and legislatures are embracing an expansion of the health care program for the poor, disabled and..

July 20, 2015 with 1 Comment
Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Career training programs have been shown to vastly improve a person’s chances of staying clean and sober. By Christine Vestal Stateline..

July 9, 2015
Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

Removing Barriers to Virtual Doctor Visits

In the digital age, telehealth should be a no-brainer. But barriers have slowed adoption by doctors and patients. Telehealth enthusiasts..

July 2, 2015
Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

After years of frustration, autism advocates are poised to get an insurance bill through the General Assembly. By Rose Hoban After years of..

July 1, 2015
Making the Case for Aging in Place

Making the Case for Aging in Place

North Carolina’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly looks to expand into rural areas. State government has applied the brakes...

June 30, 2015
Supreme Court Decision on Insurance Subsidies Means Little Will Change in N.C.

Supreme Court Decision on Insurance Subsidies Means Little Will Change in N.C.

The Supreme Court upholds tax credits to purchase Obamacare insurance. The decision means little will change in North Carolina. By Rose..

June 25, 2015
Governor Signs Bill Limiting Environmental Reviews

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Environmental Reviews

By Gabe Rivin Under a new law, state agencies must limit their reviews of projects that can impact the environment and the public’s..

June 25, 2015
Uncertainty Hangs Over Providers As They Work to Improve Care

Uncertainty Hangs Over Providers As They Work to Improve Care

Health care providers gather to swap ideas about how to better integrate mental and physical health care, but they’re doing it in the..

June 24, 2015
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