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  • NCMS Board Takes Position on House Health Care Reform Bill

    NCMS Board Takes Position on House Health Care Reform Bill

    As President Obama visited Raleigh Wednesday for a Town Hall meeting on health care reform, the NCMS Board of Directors sent a letter to the North Carolina Congressional Delegation about […]

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  • Q&As – part 4

    Q: How to negotiate to bring down healthcosts?  A:  Other countries threaten to copy drug costs & so insurers cut costs to avoid being out of the loop.  There’s a decision to be […]

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  • Q&As – part 3

    Q: Mental health: We had a great mental system in NC.  In ’81, reform was passed in order to have the private system take over.  It has decimated the system.  Why […]

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  • Q&As part 2

    Q: I don’t think what you’re proposing will come to fruition if the current bill passes.  The current bill includes incorrect information, which is unacceptable.  What do we need to get […]

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  • Q&A

    q: You referred to rural areas losing physicians and being taken over by bigger and bigger hospitals.  How do you see fixing that? A: Insurers are only benefited by expanding […]

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  • Senator Burr speaks – Part 3

    I don’t think the current health care bill saves money.   Massachusetts inacted a similar bill  & now is having to bill companies to cover costs.  If this passes, access […]

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  • Sen Burr speaks: part 2

    I don’t believe that Gov’t involvement is the answer.  Example: Medicare Part D.  Offering Rx coverage to seniors.  We created real competition our front & a risk adjustment afterward. We […]

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  • Senator Burr Speaks

    Thank you for having me,  I am happy with the good relationship I have with physicians and the NC Medical Society.  I’m not going to run you through the Healthcare […]

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  • Heath Care Forum Begins

    WRAL is taping  – watch for coverage on the news. Dr. Osbahr introduction:  Welcome to Richard Burr & everyone iwho is here in order to discuss Health Care Reform, especially as […]

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  • Health Care Reform Forum

    NCMS is hosting a Health Care Reform Forum today.  The crowd includes Senator Burr, media representatives, practice managers, county medical society executives, and of course, physicians.  Our own North Carolina […]

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