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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards explains why he changed his mind on Medicaid expansion

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A $1.5 billion "cash injection" into the state treasury plus almost $5 billion a year in Medicaid payments makes it "fiscally irresponsible" to continue to resist Medicaid expansion, state Sen. Chuck Edwards in explaining why he joined other Senate Republicans in changing his position on the subject.   Read Story »

Tags: health care reform | Medicaid | Medicaid expansion

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Pardee, Blue Ridge Health pursuing new cooperative arrangement

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Pardee UNC Health Care and Blue Ridge Health announced this month that Pardee is seeking subrecipient status within Blue Ridge Health’s designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | Blue Ridge Health | Medicaid | Federally Qualified Health Center

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

N.C. Senate leaders announce support for Medicaid expansion

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In an about-face on an issue that has caused conflict with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, Republican leaders in the state Senate announced a health care proposal on Wednesday that includes Medicaid expansion under the federal entitlement program, the Affordable Care Act.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | health | health care reform | Medicaid | Medicaid expansion

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Rep. Moffitt aims to increase pay for caregivers of people with disabilities

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North Carolina Health News In 2004, two weeks after her high school graduation, Brittany Stone was driving to pick up her younger sister from vacation Bible school during a storm. She hit a pothole and lost control of her vehicle. In the accident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury.   Read Story »

Tags: nursing homes | Medicaid | Tim Moffitt | long-term care facilities | 2021 Legislative session

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Budget standoff stalls Medicaid managed care transition

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RALEIGH — The overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid’s infrastructure is caught in the standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature.   Read Story »

Tags: Medicaid

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Medicaid | prep football

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Health care for neediest faces a ‘tidal wave on horizon’

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Henderson County social workers are bracing for a wave of confusion and anxiety from Medicaid recipients who are scheduled to choose managed care plans starting Oct. 1 in place of traditional fee-for-service health coverage. And even if the county weathers the transition, those patients may then confront a severe shortage of doctors willing to treat them, county officials say.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | Affordable Care Act | Medicaid