Yet another attempt to expand Medicaid in NC

Linda Rider

By Anne Blythe For all those waiting with bated breath to find out whether Medicaid will be expanded to nearly 600,000 more North Carolinians, take a pause. Republicans in the state House of Representatives are not ready to embrace the policy whole hog. Instead, there will be one more study […]

NC Senate Republicans float Medicaid expansion bill

Linda Rider

By Rose Hoban and Rachel Crumpler It finally happened. In a move that many health care advocates have been pushing for years, the state Senate introduced a bill on Wednesday that would expand the state’s Medicaid program to some half million-plus low-income North Carolinians. Until this point, Medicaid has been […]

Pandemic uncertainty complicates Medicaid budget

Linda Rider

By Rose Hoban What a difference a decade can make. Republican lawmakers raised a ruckus 10 years ago when officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services informed them that North Carolina had spent millions of dollars more than projected on the Medicaid budget. But this month, when […]

Medicaid winds down coverage for PT & OT telehealth

Linda Rider

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Before the pandemic, Valerie Fox almost never used telehealth — nobody did at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, where she works as a behavioral health occupational therapist. Now, many patients request it.  “Especially with the VA, a lot of people come from a lot of […]

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