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Obamacare's third annual enrollment period for health insurance is officially underway. Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance, are self-employed, or have been dumped into the individual marketplace by their employers have the opportunity to sign up or renew their...
Medical providers will tell you that about 75 percent of health care can be provided in a primary care setting. Yet rising health insurance premiums and narrower networks are making it a burden for patients to access basic health care.
North Carolina improved its overall public health ranking more than any other state in this year's report released by the United Health Foundation.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that a new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina's more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded a grant to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to plan the establishment of a network of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
Governor Pat McCrory announced funding is now available for the transport of patients suffering a mental health crisis to mental health centers instead of emergency departments.
Medical providers will tell you that about 75 percent of health care can be provided in a primary care setting
Obamacare's failing co-ops (consumer-operated and oriented health plans) simply reinforce the fact that government intervention in health care creates all sorts of problems.
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following North Carolina State Representative Brian Brown's announced resignation
Governor Pat McCrory expanded insurance coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by signing the Autism Health Insurance Coverage Act into law today at a ceremony in Charlotte.
Crafting a politically feasible health care reform that steers away from Obamacare's massive redistribution of health is more than a desirable component for any serious Republican presidential contender's platform. It is a necessity.
Health policy doesn't exactly rank high on the summer reading bucket list. Let's be real - for most people, it's not all that fitting for the beach, and it surely doesn't pair well with red wine during a gossipy book-club meeting.
Health care policy decisions usually come as federal dictates, so it's a rare opportunity when state legislators have full authority to grant North Carolinians more freedom over their health care options.
This week Carolina Journal reported on an important ruling against an occupational license in Texas. State leaders should take note.
As part of his remarks while visiting the White House on his first day in the United States, Pope Francis made a strong plea on behalf of religious liberty, which he specifically directed at President Obama. This came shortly before he made an unscheduled visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor...
After an 80-day extension costing taxpayers well over $1 million, the North Carolina House and Senate chambers have finally reached a tentative budget agreement with a price tag of roughly $22 billion - a fiscally conservative budget considering that spending increased by only 3.1 percent which...
The excessive amount of government intervention that has been entrenched in our nation's health care system is curiously pushing medical providers to channel this negative energy into positive solutions - ones in which physicians are either scaling back or cutting off their relationships...
Since the World War II era, workers have benefited from a rather large implicit tax subsidy on health coverage provided by their employers. Every dollar an employee spends from earned income is taxed, but every dollar spent on health care is not. Those who purchase health plans on their own lose...
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a last-minute amendment that would expand Medicaid eligibility, and with 34-10 bipartisan support passed a bill making sweeping changes to the government insurance program for the poor, elderly, and disabled.
Governor McCrory participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today for High Point University's School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy.
A legislative oversight committee on Wednesday voted to consider measures aimed at reducing the $25.5 billion unfunded liability in the state retiree health benefit fund.
After several major revisions, Medicaid reform that had delayed budget approvals during recent years passed the General Assembly on Tuesday. Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed the measure.
In the series "Cut This, Go Home," several items that should have been eliminated from the budget were highlighted to facilitate the budget's passage and to enable legislators to go home sooner.
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the membership of The Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use today
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continued his long-standing fight against taxpayer-funded abortion by voting for H.R. 3495, the Women's Public Health and Safety Act.
Legislators involved with the certificate-of-need debate are probably overwhelmed with conflicting studies on whether the regulatory program should stay, be reduced, or go altogether.
I have never been a fan of the Fair Tax, a proposal to abolish the income tax and substitute a national sales tax. My opposition has nothing to do with the merits of a national sales tax as opposed to an income tax per se. Clearly, as an economist, I agree that the proper and most efficient tax...
Critics questioned whether a recent state audit attributing a 9 percent savings in Medicaid costs to the nonprofit Community Care of North Carolina was a useful guide to policymakers weighing reforms in the government health insurance program covering 1.4 million poor, elderly, and disabled North Ca
Much happened in the final hours of the N.C. General Assembly's latest session: some good, some bad, and altogether too much in general for those interested in good government to rest easy. The process used had a worrisome lack of openness and transparency.
A resolution is on the Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, Beaufort County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda to dissolve the above described 9 member board, also known as the "Hospital Board".
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