HEALTH CARE

Moore talks Medicaid, ACC incentives

House Speaker Tim Moore has a more favorable view than his Senate counterpart on the N.C. Healthcare Association’s compromise offer on Certificate of Need regulations and Medicaid expansion.

N.C. Cancer Hospital renamed for Basnight

The occasion for Monday’s gathering of top current and former elected officials was the renaming of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital at UNC Health in Chapel Hill to honor the late Senate leader Marc Basnight.

Berger pans hospitals' proposal

Negotiations over Medicaid expansion and related regulatory challenges aren’t close to finished just yet.

The latest on Medicaid expansion talks

Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to the N.C. Healthcare Association’s proposed compromise on Certificate of Need regulations.

Hospitals propose compromise on Medicaid, Certificate of Need

After months of finger-pointing and little movement, are we finally getting close to a compromise on Medicaid expansion?

Kinsley calls for action this month on Medicaid

Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley told legislative leaders and hospital executives this week that “a failure to act in September” on Medicaid expansion “will have significant health and financial consequences.”

Robinson talks Medicaid expansion, incentives

In a section of his new autobiography, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson highlights personal financial troubles that stemmed from losing a job at a furniture manufacturing facility in the wake of NAFTA in the 1990s.

Sen. Lee stakes out position on abortion

Given the diversity of opinions on abortion, many candidates this year would rather talk about their opponents’ alleged “extreme” views than detail their own position on the issue.

Hospitals facing new financial problems, report says

The N.C. Healthcare Association is highlighting a new report from research firm Kauffman Hall that shows increasing revenue turbulence for hospitals across the country.

Cooper wants Medicaid deal by September

Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday that he’s still hopeful state lawmakers will reach an agreement on Medicaid expansion, although he acknowledged it won’t happen until September at the earliest.

Hemp entrepreneur looks ahead after legalization legislation

Tribune and Business North Carolina magazine publisher Ben Kinney interviewed Louis Rubio, co-founder and CEO of Hemp Generation, a Cary-based hemp brand and retailer.

Medicaid expansion prospects grow dim

A few weeks ago, Gov. Roy Cooper voiced optimism that a compromise to expand Medicaid could be reached by the end of July.

Last COVID executive order from Cooper?

Not that long ago, every new COVID-19 executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper would be accompanied by a press conference and lots of news coverage. Cooper’s latest such order – and possibly his last – was issued quietly on Friday without even a news release.

Dollar leaves speaker's staff for UNC Health job

Former N.C. Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, is leaving the staff of House Speaker Tim Moore for a new job with UNC Health. Dollar said he'll be the executive director of CAP Policy, leading a "program for child and adolescent mental health in conjunction with the School of Medicine's Department of …

State of emergency to end in August

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he will lift the state of emergency on Aug. 15, so he’s effectively keeping it around an extra month to allow transition time to the new regulations. It’s currently set to expire July 15, under the extension Cooper signed months ago.