2 weeks ago
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State distributes 40K doses of naloxone to fight opioid epidemic

The state has purchased the additional naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in North Carolina.
Planned Parenthood Gavel
3 months ago
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Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
3 months ago
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Trump escalates feud with Senate leader over health care

President Donald Trump is escalating a feud with his party's leader in the Senate.
4 months ago
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Man pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud conspiracy, perjury

The president of a behavioral health practice in North Carolina has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to defraud Medicaid.
4 months ago
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NC pastor walks to Washington protesting proposed Medicaid cuts

The North Carolina pastor walking hundreds of miles to the nation's capital to keep his seriously ill daughter alive arrived in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning.
GOP Health Bill
5 months ago
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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.
5 months ago
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Senate adds Medicaid reforms to bill on mental health

Legislation aimed at curbing salaries for top executives at North Carolina's regional mental health providers could be in jeopardy after Senate Republicans said they also want to revisit the 2015 Medicaid overhaul.
8 months ago
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Cooper choice to run health agency getting Senate questions

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment.
9 months ago
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House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

House committees planned votes on the legislation Wednesday. That will launch perhaps the year's defining battle in Congress, and GOP success is by no means assured because of internal divisions.
10 months ago
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Judge puts NC Medicaid litigation on hold for several months

Litigation between North Carolina lawmakers, federal officials and Gov. Roy Cooper's administration on his efforts to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of residents has been put on hold for a couple of months.