Don’t worry about Medicare. Worry about Medicaid., 5-6-11, Washington Post
Commentary by Ezra Klein on the potential impact budget talks can have on the Medicaid program.
New Federal Crackdown Confounds States That Allow Medical Marijuana, 5-7-11, New York Times
Writer William Yardley reports how a federal crackdown is challenging states that have or are considering legalizing medical marijuana.
UNC Health tries to head off budget setback, 5-8-11, The News and Observer
Staff writers Alan M. Wolf and Rob Christensen report on how the NC House-passed budget could affect the UNC Health Care System.
Licensing midwives, 5-12-11, The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Editorial supporting the licensing of lay midwives in NC, with the NCMS position included.
Parents Ask State to Legalize Midwives, 5-10-11, Carolina Journal Online
Writer Sara Burrows reviews efforts by proponents to legalize midwives in North Carolina.
Judges hear arguments on Obama health care law, 5-10-11, USA Today
Writer Joan Biskupic highlights a federal appeals court hearing on a challenge to the Obama-sponsored health care law.
NC Panel Gives First OK To Health Insurance Market, 5-10-11, Associated Press/WFMY TV (Greensboro)
Reporter Kelly Heffernan-Tabor writes that a NC House committee has given bipartisan approval to a bill to create a health benefits exchange in North Carolina.
NC House budget eliminates program for teen moms, 5-11-11, The Star-News (Wilmington)
Staff writer Patrick Gannon reports that proposed cuts in the NC House version of the state budget would eliminate a program designed to help teen moms.
Rival to bid for Rex Hospital, 5-12-11, The News & Observer
Staff writer Alan Wolf reports that Raleigh-based WakeMed is expected to make a bid to acquire cross-town rival Rex Healthcare, which is part of the UNC Health Care System.
SAS takes a deeper look at software use by health companies, 5-12, 11, The News & Observer
Staff writer David Ranii reports that internationally known software maker SAS will seek to find new ways to improve medical care and cut costs.