Hope You’re Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4,700 For A Fainting Spell
By Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. But after suffering a nasty bout of the virus last winter, he decided to get vaccinated at his Charlotte, N.C., workplace in October. “It was super easy and free,” said Gleason, 39, a sales operations analyst.
Widespread Flu Outbreak on Pace to Break Record Numbers in NC
The holiday season may now be behind us, but influenza (flu) season in North America is just ramping up—and North Carolinians should take note.
Here’s How to Make the Most of NC’s Winter Wonderland
One of the greatest things about living in North Carolina is that the weather outside is rarely frightful. And the outdoor activities in the winter are so delightful!
Counting ‘em Down: The Top 10 Stories from the NCCFH Blog in 2018
As we ring in 2019, we’re so excited to continue our mission of shining a light on rising healthcare costs in North Carolina and are thrilled to have you joining us on that journey. But before we completely turn the page on last year, we wanted to reflect on the milestones and significant stories that were important to our cause in 2018.
Insurers and Other Groups Taking a Stand Against Surprise Medical Bills to Protect Patients
A coalition of nine groups, including insurers, businesses, and consumers, recently banded together to announce that they would be supporting federal legislation to protect patients from unexpected medical bills.
Taking Surprise Medical Bills To Court
By Julie Appleby for Kaiser Health News Some legal experts say contract law could provide consumers another avenue to challenge unexpected hospital bills.