On June 18, 16 members of the North Carolina General Assembly representing both parties and a range of experience will graduate from a months-long course in health policy armed with a better understanding of the issues facing their constituents.
According to the article, published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, the switch from prescription opioids to illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl has moved the geographic heart of the problem in North Carolina.
A survey of treatment seekers at four different methadone clinics in North Carolina showed that while this community is well-informed about the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, many still don’t know how to use the kits or find them too cumbersome to carry.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief reviewing the American Health Care Act passed by the US House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. The AHCA was designed to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget reconciliation process.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief on several new options to expand insurance options to low income adults. These options include the Alternative Benefit Plan State Plan Amendments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Governor Cooper, Senate Bill 290, and House Bill 662.