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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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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
New Fracking Law Allows Stricter Environmental Rules, Though Action is Uncertain

New Fracking Law Allows Stricter Environmental Rules, Though Action is Uncertain

As North Carolina prepares to open the state to natural gas exploration, the process of making rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing is..

August 15, 2014
Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

Survey: Insurance Rates Lag in Health Law Holdout States

By Eric Whitney Kaiser Health News A Gallup poll released Tuesday says that the Affordable Care Act is significantly increasing the number..

August 7, 2014
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Legislature Will Hold Coal Ash Bill Until November

Legislature Will Hold Coal Ash Bill Until November

By Gabe Rivin The General Assembly will wait until November to try to pass a bill that addresses coal ash, a toxic byproduct of coal-fired..

August 1, 2014
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