Staff Writer Lynn Bonner reports on how a $139 million NC Medicaid budget shortfall could impact health care programs for children and poor people.
Budget shortfall could mean catastrophic Medicaid cuts after all, 12-5-11, WRAL.com
Reporter Bruce Mildwurf finds state legislators may be forced to consider making catastrophic cuts to the NC Medicaid program to fill a projected $139 million Medicaid budget shortfall.
Area health notes – Wilmington doctor to lead state medical society, 11-30-11, Star-News, Wilmington
Wilmington emergency physician Michael P. Moulton, MD, is recognized for becoming President-Elect of the NCMS during the Society’s Annual Meeting in October. The article is based on a news release from the NCMS.
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at risk of losing Medicare funding, 12-6-11, NBC-17 (WNCN) Raleigh
Reporter Kim Genardo examines the impact of an “immediate jeopardy status” imposed by state health investigators on a Fayetteville hospital.
Work on Campbell med school begins, 12-8-11, The News and Observer
Article about a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, which expects to open in 2013.
Committee advises S.C. wait for a federal health care exchange, 12-3-11, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach
McClatchy Newspapers writer Joey Holleman reports on a recommendation by state health experts that South Carolina not create a health insurance exchange because federal rules for such exchanges remain uncertain.
Bill would make drug price gouging a federal crime, 12-6-11, The News and Observer/Associated Press
AP Business Writer Linda A. Johnson writes about new legislation that would make it a federal crime to price gouge on prescription drugs.
How would candidates really hold health care costs down? 12-2-11, DesMoinesRegister.com/caucuses
Gannett Company writer Tony Leys (Caucus Insider) examines how the GOP presidential candidates would address the issue of controlling health care costs.
2 Governors Asking U.S. to Ease Rules on Marijuana to Allow for Its Medical Use, 11-30-11, The New York Times
Writer Michael Cooper reports on a petition submitted by the governors of Washington and Rhode Island seeking to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical use.
UK’s free health care under threat, 12-8-11, The News and Observer/Associated Press
AP writer Maria Cheng reports on how budget cuts are impacting the British health care system.