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North Carolina Treasurer Took On the Hospitals. Now He’s Paying Political Price.

Cartel is a term frequently associated with illegal narcotics syndicates. In North Carolina, it has become the favored word of State Treasurer Dale Folwell to describe the state’s hospital industry, the antagonist in his quest to lower health care prices for state employees. The treasurer manages the state employees’ health plan, which insures about 727,000…

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Research collaborative releases new collection of North Carolina health care spending data

IMAGE: A county-level map of North Carolina indicating relative health care spending levels on a per person basis. view more  Credit: Health Care Cost Institute, 2020 DURHAM, NC – Researchers at The Health Care Cost Institute, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences, and Blue Cross and Blue…

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Coronavirus confirmed in North Carolina

By Anne Blythe and Rose Hoban North Carolina has its first case of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has spread around the globe since late last year, causing travel restrictions, quarantines, stock market plunges as well as public health scares and planning of epidemic proportions. State health officials reported on Tuesday afternoon that a person…

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