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Coal Ash Well Families Bring Their Frustrations to Raleigh

Coal Ash Well Families Bring Their Frustrations to Raleigh

Two well owners living near coal ash pits who received letters from the state telling them their water is safe joined with Democratic..

May 20, 2016 with 0 Comments
Health Officials Clashed Over Well-Water Letters, Testimony Shows

Health Officials Clashed Over Well-Water Letters, Testimony Shows

Testimony by North Carolina’s state epidemiologist sheds light on discord among health experts on the decision to rescind do-not-drink..

May 17, 2016 with 2 Comments
For Drinking Water Warnings, Lawmakers Debate Which Standard To Use

For Drinking Water Warnings, Lawmakers Debate Which Standard To Use

North Carolina legislators are considering an environmental-policy question relevant to anyone with a water faucet. By Catherine Clabby..

May 6, 2016
Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

The state Department of Health and Human Services holds its final Medicaid reform hearing – and hears plenty from pediatricians. By..

April 20, 2016
How Much Money Did DHHS Actually Overspend?

How Much Money Did DHHS Actually Overspend?

Unpacking disagreements between the state auditor and the Department of Health and Human Services over last week’s audit. By Rose..

April 13, 2016
Audit Shows Continued Compliance Problems at DHHS

Audit Shows Continued Compliance Problems at DHHS

Medicaid could have paid hundreds of millions too much for patient care, welfare payments and children’s health while underpaying..

April 5, 2016
DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

State health officials held the first of a dozen meetings with the public to share plans on reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban At the..

April 1, 2016
Mental Health Community Reacts to Consolidation Push

Mental Health Community Reacts to Consolidation Push

Lawmakers have been promoting management consolidation in the state’s mental health system for several years, but no movement has..

March 18, 2016
DHHS Officials Deliver Medicaid Reform Outline

DHHS Officials Deliver Medicaid Reform Outline

When legislators passed their Medicaid reform bill last fall, critics charged they were asking the Department of Health and Human Services..

March 2, 2016
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
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