Thoughts on the big news from Blue Cross NC
A few hours ago, the North Carolina healthcare landscape received some interesting news. Our largest insurer, Blue Cross NC, has announced that they are going to enter into an affiliation with another company (Cambia, which manages several Blue Cross plans) based outside of North Carolina.
Blue Cross NC Funding Mobile Health Units Through $750,000 Contribution to ONE Charlotte
In the wake of the civil unrest that enveloped the city of Charlotte in 2016, a directive called ONE Charlotte formed through a partnership between Atrium Health, Novant Health and Bank of America. That collaboration intended to serve critical challenges the community would face, including removing barriers to education, employment, and healthcare.
Telemedicine: the fight isn’t over
A while back, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) released its Report on Telemedicine Study and Recommendations. It’s been a while since we talked about Telehealth, but as a quick reminder:
Hospital Group Report Cites Rising Drug Costs as Threat to Rural Healthcare
While the old-fashioned general store is a stereotypical pick for the glue that holds a rural community together, a hospital can actually serve as the bonding agent that small towns need to thrive.
Mardi Gras 2019 in NC: Crawls, Balls, Parades, and Paws
From the bustling scenes of Charlotte and the Triangle, to the sleepy seaside town of Ocean Isle Beach, up to the serene mountainous setting of Asheville, and everywhere in between, North Carolinians will soon be letting the good times roll at events across the state in celebration of Mardi Gras. French for “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras officially occurs on March 5, but celebrations take place throughout the Tar Heel State in the weeks leading up to and after Fat Tuesday. We’ve compiled a few here that might be the perfect spot for you to get your N’awlins on.
College Tuition or Healthcare? N.C. Mom Chooses Her Children’s Education Over Her Own Healthcare
Olga Kennedy is busy woman. She works 7 days a week at Aqua Squad Pool and Spa Service which she owns with her husband, she’s a fulltime mom to two children, and she teaches English and general education classes at a private college in Raleigh, N.C. But despite all of her hard work and success, she still finds health insurance out of her reach. She, like so many other North Carolinians, had to make hard decisions balancing her personal health needs with her family's financial ones. In this week’s episode of “The Cost of Health,” we spoke to Olga about the hard choice she had to make between paying for healthcare for herself, or college for her daughter.