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2013-2014 Voting Records on Key Healthcare Issues

October 15, 2014

There were some important healthcare bills voted on during the 2013-2014 legislative session.  This is an explanation of WCMS' position on each bill and how WNC Senators & Representatives voted on said bills.

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Remember to Vote!

October 10, 2014

Do you know all the races where you are eligible to vote?  Do you know about all or even many of the candidates who are running?

If you don't have good answers to those questions, go to the Board of Elections website.

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WCMS Conducting a Virtual Candidate Forum

September 20, 2014

WCMS is conducting a virtual candidate forum to gather responses from NC State House & Senate candidates on important healthcare topics.

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WCMS Stands in Support of House Bill 1181 (Physician-led A.C.O.)

July 30, 2014

Read this letter from Dr. Bob Henderson II, WCMS President-Elect, regarding Medicaid Reform. 

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NCMS EVP/CEO Responds to Senate Vote on Medicaid Reform

July 24, 2014

"Today the Senate had a clear choice between the health of our state’s most vulnerable citizens and the health of Wall Street corporations, and they chose the corporations."

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Senate’s Proposed Medicaid Bill Harmful to Patients

July 21, 2014

Read this op-ed, published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, written by WCMS CEO, Miriam Schwarz

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WCMS stands AGAINST the Senate’s Medicaid Reform proposal

July 17, 2014

The Senate proposal would harm physicians, harm WNC's most vulnerable patients, and harm WNC’s local economy.

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Letter from the WCMS President- D. Gus Vickery, MD

July 9, 2014

The second of three letters from the President in 2014.  By Dr. David Gus Vickery, MD, WCMS President.

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WCMS Stands in Support of HB 1181, North Carolina Medicaid Modernization

July 7, 2014

Read the WCMS letter to NC State Senators who represent WNC regarding a Medicaid reform bill

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WCMS Goes Back to Raleigh for Second White Coat Wednesday!

June 23, 2014

On May 28th CEO Miriam Schwarz along with Dr. Bob Henderson (Ob/Gyn) travelled to Raleigh to meet with Sens. Hise, Van Duyn, and Reps. Ramsey, Moffitt, and Whitmire.

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WCMS Goes to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday

May 30, 2014

WCMS staff and Dr. Bob Henderson attended White Coat Wednesday event on May 28, 2014 in Raleigh.

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NCMS Letter to NC Senate Regarding Budget Proposal

May 30, 2014

Read the letter written by NCMS CEO to the NC Senate regarding aspects of their recent budget proposal.

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From NCMS: Governor Recommends Elimination of 3 Percent Medicaid Rate Cut

May 16, 2014

The Governor recommended yesterday, in his 2014-2015 Budget Recommendations, to rescind the rate reduction due to the complexity of implementing the budget provision authorizing the cut. The money outlay appears to be enough to reimburse those providers affected by the cut to date.

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Local 'Ban the Tan' Press Conference

May 6, 2014

Dr Zivony will host the NC Dermatology Association press conference on the tanning bed bill at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery THIS Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

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Doctors, Cancer Survivors Ask NC Senate to Ban the Tan

May 6, 2014

Bill to Keep Kids Out of Tanning Beds Focus of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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