September 11, 2020
The results of a new poll released this week reveal growing support across party lines for closing North Carolina’s health care coverage gap.
September 8, 2020
A coalition of organizations from across the state held a virtual forum Sept. 2 calling for Medicaid expansion as North Carolinians grapple with a loss of health care coverage due to unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tens of thousands of state residents have fallen into the "coverage gap" due to COVID-19, worsening an already concerning issue, according to Care4Carolina, a group advocating for affordable health care in the state.
The gap includes those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to get help through the private insurance marketplace.
North Carolina is among 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid. Prior to COVID-19, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that if it did, more than 400,000 residents would gain health insurance. Care4Carolina says about 178,000 more North Carolinians are living in the gap since COVID-19 hit.
April 18, 2018
Physicians for a National Health Program leader Dr. Ed Weisbart will speak on “What Does ‘Medicare for All’ Mean for Medical Practice, Physicians, Patients and the USA?”
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: All Souls Cathedral Zabriskie Hall, 9 Swan Street, Asheville
April 11, 2018
Dr. Robert Kline has shared an article with the Western Carolina Medical Society that he wrote for Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Kline eagerly wanted to share with his colleagues from WNC.
February 9, 2018
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced the administration’s first new Medicare alternative payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). This voluntary model includes 29 inpatient and 3 outpatient clinical episodes. Please join AMA Board Chair Dr. Gerald Harmon on Monday evening, Feb. 26th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central time, for a free webinar on the model. The webinar, designed for physicians and focusing on the clinical aspects of the model, will be presented by CMMI’s Dr. Steven Farmer, who is a cardiologist, senior advisor and medical officer. Dr. Farmer will also respond to questions from webinar participants. The webinar comes at a key time, two weeks before applications to participate in the model will be due.
September 12, 2017
On behalf of the more than 12,000 physician and physician assistant members of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), we respectfully submit these comments on the Proposed Plan Design for NC Medicaid.
July 26, 2017
During consideration of proposals related to the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association urges Senators to consider the impact their votes will have on the health of all Americans.
June 27, 2017
A lot of big numbers have been tossed around in the days since Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of legislation—dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA)—that would dramatically reshape how our country’s health system is financed.
June 22, 2017
The Senate released their version of the House passed American Health Care Act entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.
May 5, 2017
Today the US House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on a party line vote of 217-213.
May 4, 2017
Despite amendments to bill, millions of Americans would still lose health insurance coverage
May 2, 2017
Let your voice be heard about Medicaid and Health Choice reform.
May 2, 2017
This amendment, called the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, makes a bad bill worse for low-income families in WNC.
April 28, 2017
Call your members of Congress and tell them to no on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
April 25, 2017
Carolina Cares Letter of Support