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Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Small, rural hospitals throughout the country are struggling to stay in business. By Taylor Sisk The citizens of Yadkin County aren’t..

August 24, 2015 with 1 Comment
Report: Medicaid Care Management Program Saved Millions

Report: Medicaid Care Management Program Saved Millions

A long-awaited report shows Community Care of North Carolina reduced costs for Medicaid patients. By Rose Hoban A new report from the state..

August 21, 2015 with 2 Comments
N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

As state lawmakers contemplate reorganizing the state’s Medicaid program, a look at what services and patients drive the costs. By Rose..

August 20, 2015 with 0 Comments
Exclusive: DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos

Exclusive: DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos

North Carolina Health News editor Rose Hoban sits down with outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Aldona Wos for an exit interview. By..

August 14, 2015
Medicaid By the Numbers: Enrollment

Medicaid By the Numbers: Enrollment

As legislators discuss what to do about the state’s Medicaid program, some numbers to put it in perspective. The first of a series..

August 12, 2015
Senate Medicaid Compromise Bill Gets Cool Reception in House

Senate Medicaid Compromise Bill Gets Cool Reception in House

The latest round of the debate between the House and the Senate over Medicaid. By Rose Hoban For days, rumors had been circulating among..

August 7, 2015
Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

By Rose Hoban The state Division of Services for the Blind spent $29 million over more than a decade with little or no oversight or..

July 31, 2015
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
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
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
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