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Lawmakers Want Mental Health Agencies to Spend Their Money

Lawmakers Want Mental Health Agencies to Spend Their Money

After cutting funding to the North Carolina’s mental health managed care organizations in the state budget, lawmakers push for more..

February 10, 2016 with 1 Comment
State Supreme Court Rules Against Coal Ash, Fracking Commissions

State Supreme Court Rules Against Coal Ash, Fracking Commissions

The justices say the General Assembly usurped Gov. McCrory’s power by appointing a majority of members to the commissions. By Gabe Rivin..

January 30, 2016 with 0 Comments
Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Health reform and now Medicaid reform have changed funding streams for local public health departments. The state’s health directors..

January 27, 2016
Medicaid Expansion? Probably Not This Year, Panel Concludes

Medicaid Expansion? Probably Not This Year, Panel Concludes

A gathering in Winston-Salem drew more than a hundred people to hear perspectives on adding up to a half-million beneficiaries to the state..

January 26, 2016
Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services report that Medicaid is running well, even as they are working to..

January 13, 2016
Paramedics To Be Paid for Mental Health Transportation

Paramedics To Be Paid for Mental Health Transportation

A pilot program to bring people in mental health crisis straight to psychiatric services gets some traction. By Rose Hoban On Tuesday,..

December 16, 2015
Medicaid Reform Plan Presents More Questions than Answers

Medicaid Reform Plan Presents More Questions than Answers

Passage of the Medicaid reform bill in September only started the conversation on what the program that provides health care for close to..

December 15, 2015
Medicaid Reform Plan Short on Details, Long on Questions

Medicaid Reform Plan Short on Details, Long on Questions

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill overhauling the state’s Medicaid program in October. We take a closer look at some of the elements of..

December 14, 2015
Advocates Reaffirm Opposition to Mental Health Bill

Advocates Reaffirm Opposition to Mental Health Bill

As the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” advances in the U.S. House of Representatives, members of the recovery-oriented..

November 30, 2015
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