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RALEIGH — The Senate is close to approving a trio of health care bills aimed at reducing costs and increasing transparency in the system.

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RALEIGH — Legislation introduced in this session of the General Assembly seeks to reduce restrictions created by certificate of need laws, which critics say reduce access to health care and increase costs.

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Monday, 01 March 2021 11:16

OPINION: Reduce health cost, not just price

Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebted) federal government.

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RALIEGH — Dr. Bruce Schroeder couldn’t give the best treatment to women with breast cancer. State regulations blocked him from buying up-to-date mammogram machines. 

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RALEIGH — A Senate committee passed protection for direct primary care providers and discussed regulatory reforms to prepare hospitals and other health care workers for the second wave of the coronavirus.

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RALEIGH — Legislators are looking at a controversial reform to lower patients’ medical bills for surgery in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — A surgeon fighting state restrictions on medical equipment lost a court battle Friday, Jan. 9, when Superior Court Judge Gregory McGuire dismissed his specific complaints and sent his broader constitutional challenge before a three-judge panel.

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RALEIGH — A doctor suing to overturn restrictions on patient care just won his first victory.

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RALEIGH — Reforms to health-care regulations aren’t dead.

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RALEIGH — A years-long push to expand competition in the health-care industry passed the Senate Health Committee Monday and soon may reach the Senate floor.

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