Archive for the Advocacy Category

Prime Policy Group’s Healthcare Today – Aug. 16, 2019

The Trump Administration released a final rule this week to redefine “public charge” in our immigration law to allow the federal government to deny green cards to individuals who would qualify for Medicaid and other federal benefits. Previously, public charge was defined as

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Prime Policy Group’s Healthcare Today – Aug. 9, 2019

The issue of surprise medical bills continues to be a big focus in Washington and around the country. Physicians for Fair Coverage is planning a communications and grassroots blitz in the home states and districts of members of Congress. The organization backs an

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NCHA supports N.C. legislation to increase access to telehealth services

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems endorse legislation introduced today that will support healthcare providers in meeting the needs of patients and communities across the state through increased access to telehealth care. Primary bill sponsors

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Hospitals and health systems support N.C. legislative proposal to expand health insurance access to working families

Closing the coverage gap is a priority for healthcare providers Raleigh, NC – April 9, 2019  –  The North Carolina Healthcare Association endorses House Bill 655: NC Health Care for Working Families Act as a common-sense option to close the coverage gap and

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General Assembly Returns for 2019 Long Session

The NC General Assembly officially convened the 2019 legislative long session on Jan. 30.House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 3, “Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap,” were filed on the first day in the respective chambers by members of the Democratic Party. Both are considered “clean” expansion bills

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North Carolina General Assembly Returns for 2019 Long Session

The North Carolina House and Senate held their organizational sessions this past week for the purpose of electing officers and adopting rules for each chamber. Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger were both re-elected to their respective positions. Several

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NCHA Responds to Treasurer Dale Folwell’s New Provider Reimbursement Plan

October 4, 2018 – Cary, NC – Once again, State Treasurer Dale Folwell has proven that he has neither an insurance nor a healthcare background and is unwilling to work with those who do. Mr. Folwell, an accountant, has limited understanding of the complexity

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Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day is a coordinated effort to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

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Update on 340B

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee met this week to discuss the 340B program. Notes from the meeting are attached. The focus of this hearing was moderation of the program, not cuts. Of note was a question by Rep. Hudson (NC): “In

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US House Committee releases 340B legislation ahead of July 11 hearing

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee recently posted more than a dozen bills and discussion drafts related to the 340 drug savings program as it prepares to hold a July 11 hearing on improving the program. Among other changes, the bills would void recent

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