Health

Health
7:43 am
Tue October 8, 2013

NC Lawmakers Scrutinize NCFast, NCTracks

DHHS Secretary Aldona Vos
Credit North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services

North Carolina state legislators are spending a full day scrutinizing the Department of Health and Human Services, especially a pair of computer systems that aren't working well for some doctors and food stamp applicants.

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Health
1:41 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Triad Residents Learn More About New Health Insurance Exchanges

Health experts say of the 1.5 million uninsured residents in North Carolina, about half of those people will be eligible for federal subsidies to make the healthcare plans more affordable.
Credit by Ted Eytan via flickr

Online enrollment in the new health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act began on Tuesday.

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Exchanges
6:07 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Healthcare Exchanges Go Into Effect Today

The online exchanges portion of the Affordable Care Act went into effect today.
Credit Tax Credits

A key part of the federal Affordable Care Act went into effect today, as people can begin to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges.

Mark Hall is a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. He's studied health insurance markets and policy for 20 years and in 2010 was tapped to help develop part of what's become known as Obamacare. In this discussion with WFDD's Audrey Fannin, Hall describes his role in in the policy development and what people should expect when they begin looking into the online marketplace for health insurance.

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Health
11:35 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Vaccination Deadline TODAY for many North Carolina Students

Credit Sanofi Pasteur via Flickr Creative Commons

For parents of 6th graders across the state,  the deadline has arrived.

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Health
10:19 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Empty Baby Strollers a Stark Reminder of Infant Mortality

The empty baby strollers represent the 45 infants in Guilford County who died before their first birthday in 2011.
Keri Brown

September is national infant mortality awareness month. Several Triad agencies are holding special events to remember the babies who have died in their communities. On Wednesday, The Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality and other local agencies hosted a “Walk to Remember” in downtown Greensboro.

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