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Lawmakers: We’ll Support Improvements to Medical Examiner System

Lawmakers: We’ll Support Improvements to Medical Examiner System

After years of underfunding and a series of scathing articles about faults in North Carolina’s death reporting system, a legislative..

October 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

Officials seek to reassure people in North Carolina that they’re prepared to respond if Ebola comes to the state. By Rose Hoban State..

October 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
NC State Campaign Aims to Educate Public About Car Pollution, Health Effects

NC State Campaign Aims to Educate Public About Car Pollution, Health Effects

Get out of cars and onto buses and bikes, say health officials, if you want to beat any number of heath problems… while changing the..

October 10, 2014 with 0 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 with 7 Comments
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 Address Need for Improvement in Medical Examiner System

Lawmakers Address Need for Improvement in Medical Examiner System

After a damning investigation in the Charlotte Observer, lawmakers address lacks in the state’s system for examining deaths. By Rose..

September 30, 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
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
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
North Carolinians Get Mixed Bag of News Around Affordable Care Act

North Carolinians Get Mixed Bag of News Around Affordable Care Act

A decision in the Halbig v Burwell case could remove health insurance subsidies for people in states that have had the federal government..

September 3, 2014
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