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Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

By Rose Hoban A big shuffle is coming to the top of the state’s Medicaid program, Sec. Aldona Wos announced today. The current..

May 22, 2015 with 1 Comment
Hospital Execs Make Their Case to Lawmakers

Hospital Execs Make Their Case to Lawmakers

Hospital executives returned to the General Assembly Tuesday to walk the halls and promote their plan for reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban..

May 20, 2015 with 0 Comments
Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015 with 0 Comments
Professions Argue Over the Right to Crack Backs

Professions Argue Over the Right to Crack Backs

In the latest health care battle brewing at the N.C. General Assembly, chiropractors and physical therapists are facing off over..

May 8, 2015
SEPA: An Environmental Law Up for Debate

SEPA: An Environmental Law Up for Debate

A bill that passed the N.C. House will overhaul the process for state-funded projects. We break it down for you. By Gabe Rivin Last..

May 7, 2015
Docs React to Proposed Gun Bill

Docs React to Proposed Gun Bill

A bill at the General Assembly would limit physicians’ questions to their patients about firearms. By Rose Hoban Physicians and..

April 29, 2015
Autism Advocates Hope Third Time’s the Charm

Autism Advocates Hope Third Time’s the Charm

A bill to cover autism treatment has been passed twice by the North Carolina House of Representatives only to die in the Senate. Now a..

April 29, 2015
Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Legislators trim restrictions from a bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. By Rose Hoban House..

April 23, 2015
Country Music Star Serenades Legislators in Support of Foster Kids

Country Music Star Serenades Legislators in Support of Foster Kids

Country-western performer Jimmy Wayne, who was once a foster youth in the North Carolina system, came to the N.C. General Assembly to..

April 23, 2015
Schools/Health Bills Cruise through N.C. House

Schools/Health Bills Cruise through N.C. House

As a legislative deadline draws near, lawmakers move a group of bills to help school children stay healthier. By Rose Hoban With a major..

April 22, 2015
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