Archive for the General Assembly Category

North Carolina’s Healthcare Leaders Send Open Letter to NCGA Senators

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, leaders from North Carolina’s hospitals, health systems and physician provider groups sent the following open letter via email to members of North Carolina’s State Senate asking them to support uninterrupted access to in-network care for our state’s employees

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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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NC General Assembly Still in Special Session

The NC General Assembly is still in session, awaiting action from Governor Cooper. So far, they have passed Voter ID legislation, a hurricane relief bill, technical corrections, and other local bills. The General Assembly did not take up anything on the State Health

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General Assembly Allocates Money for Hurricane Relief

This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals located in counties declared disaster areas related to Hurricane Florence. Funds are designated to offset the cost of increased

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General Assembly, Governor Cooper Approve Hurricane Relief Funding for Community Hospitals

Funds to be administered through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals

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NC General Assembly passes major update to mental health law

Coalition-endorsed reforms aim to improve right care, right place for those in crisis Raleigh, NC – June 14, 2018 – North Carolina lawmakers today approved an overhaul of a significant portion of the state’s mental health law regarding involuntary commitment (IVC) of individuals

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