ABOUT The NC Coalition for Fiscal Health

We are a coalition of the willing. We’re tired of North Carolina’s sky-high healthcare costs, and we’re here to say something about it. We believe that advocacy is best out loud, so we’re fostering a community conversation about North Carolina’s fiscal health...and working to improve it.

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  • Let's Get Fiscal

    Hospital Chargemasters Leading to Confused Patients, Questions About Costs

    A new federal law praised for what some considered a giant leap toward increased healthcare transparency may be making an already-confusing experience even more confusing. The rule effective Jan. 1 requires hospitals to publicize prices online for any services they offer. Unfortunately for patients, early reports on the process have not been favorable.
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    Generic Insulin Could Lower Costs, but Red Tape and Prescribing Habits Won’t Make It Easy

    Imagine you spend years fine-tuning formulas and undergoing tests, trials, and experiments, before finally developing a potentially life-saving drug. And then two of your neighbors do the same. Over the next century or so, the three of you control the overwhelming majority of the market for that drug, raising prices as you wish and leaving little room for competition or a generic alternative.
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