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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 with 2 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
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
Foresight Can Improve Mental Health Care Outcomes

Foresight Can Improve Mental Health Care Outcomes

Psychiatric advance directives help ensure the best possible treatment outcomes, but they remain underutilized and poorly understood. By..

September 2, 2014
Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

We break down the details of this year’s Health and Human Services block grant funding changes. By Rose Hoban Every year, many..

August 28, 2014
Pitfalls Emerge in Obamacare Health Insurance Renewals

Pitfalls Emerge in Obamacare Health Insurance Renewals

As people on the federal health insurance exchanges look to next year, it pays to shop around again. By Michael Ollove Stateline For the..

August 27, 2014
Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Legislative leaders say their coal ash legislation will protect the public’s health. But environmentalists argue that it doesn’t do..

August 22, 2014
Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

A special court aims to help people with mental health problems who get caught in the criminal justice system to escape the revolving door...

August 20, 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
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