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NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 21, 2018

North Carolina Medicaid Spending on Over-65 Population Could Top $6 Billion by 2037

The population of North Carolina citizens aged 65 and older is growing fast, and that means a heftier price tag for health care in the near future. Medicaid’s bill for North Carolinians 65 and older could almost triple to $6 billion in 2037.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 8, 2018

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Seeks to Address Social Determinants of Health

Melanie Bush, deputy director of the Division of Medical Assistance, writes in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal that annual national health care expenditures exceed $3 trillion each year, but the U.S. experiences the highest infant mortality rate and higher rates of chronic disease than its international peers.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress ReleaseNews | March 5, 2018

How Do We Reduce the High Cost of Care in North Carolina? UNC Researchers Point to Tobacco Control

Tobacco use is responsible for most preventable deaths and diseases in North Carolina and the country. This is why UNC-Chapel Hill researchers point to tobacco control as a means to reduce health care costs in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.