Health care answers blog
Posted by John Murawski on October 2, 2014
Robeson County in eastern North Carolina had the highest percentage of enrollments under the Affordable Care Act, with half the county’s eligible residents signing up for health insurance.
An analysis by UNC-Chapel Hill’s NC Rural Health Research Program shows that generally between a quarter and a third of eligible residents enrolled in many counties, with a range between 9 percent and 42 percent statewide.
To qualify as eligible for subsidized health insurance, a resident must meet specific criteria, such as legal residence and a household income between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Most individual policies sold through the “marketplace” under the Affordable Care Act were subsidized.
Posted by John Murawski on June 18, 2014
North Carolinians who bought subsidized health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are paying $81 a month on average, according to federal insurance data issued Wednesday.
Posted by John Murawski on May 2, 2014
Duke University Hospital agreed to repay $626,133 for overbilling Medicare. The announcement comes a month after the university health system agreed to refund $1 million for falsely billing federal and state health insurance programs.
Posted by Tony Pugh on March 31, 2014
As procrastinators rushed to purchase health insurance Monday by the Affordable Care Act’s official enrollment deadline, new research estimates that about half of those with subsidized coverage obtained from federal or state marketplaces will lose it within a year because of changes in their incomes or other family circumstances, such as divorce, relocation or the births of children.
Posted by John Murawski on March 14, 2014
Rex Hospital will spend $28 million on EPIC electronic medical records software this year, significantly cutting into a projected profit.