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Posted by John Murawski on December 11, 2013
North Carolina slipped to 35th place nationwide in the United Health Foundations annual survey of Americans health.
The state, which ranked 34th in 2012, is plagued by high infant mortality and low public health funding compared to other states. A quarter of the states adults 1.8 million people lead physically inactive lifestyles, the foundation said Wednesday.
The rankings compare states to each other by a variety of measures culled from federal databases.
Posted by John Murawski on November 5, 2013
The Kaiser Family Foundation says 684,000 North Carolinians will qualify for subsidized insurance in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but about 75 percent of state residents who are eligible for insurance subsidies could end up not enrolling for subsidized health coverage next year.
Posted by John Murawski on October 31, 2013
Red Hat is among the high-profile high-tech firms brought in to fix the federal government's healthcare.gov website.
Posted by John Murawski on October 22, 2013
Civitas Institute, a conservative group in Raleigh, has launched a website to attack the Affordable Care Act. The site is dubbed “I Couldn’t Keep My Plan” and cites examples of NC locals who say they will pay more for health insurance, not less, as a result the law.
Posted by John Murawski on October 15, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Foundation and others are donating $610,000 to boost enrollment for subsidized insurance in North Carolina.
Posted by John Murawski on October 3, 2013
UNC Health Care and Legal Aid of N.C. are offering a series of three public forums on the Affordable Care Act. The forums will provide an opportunity to schedule private consulations with trained “navigators” for enrollment assistance.