NC HEALTH REPORT: Blue Cross exchange bill hearing on Tuesday; More health stories

March 25, 2011
By Adam Searing and Adam Linker

BLUE CROSS BILL TO GUT HEALTH REFORM EXCHANGE/MARKETPLACE WILL BE HEARD NEXT WEEK – TUESDAY

A new version of H115, Blue Cross’s bill is scheduled for hearing in the House Health Committee this Tuesday, March 29th at 10am in room 1228 of the Legislative Building (note this is a new location) in Raleigh. No consumer advocates have seen any new version of this legislation - still - and any changes are likely to follow what the health industry wants.

VIDEO: IMPROVING HEALTH CARE – NOT JUST MORE ACCESS

Today we feature Robert Walker, who explains how the award-winning system of health care in Buncombe County that allows primary and specialty physicians to work together efficiently and effectively fundamentally changed his life.

REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES – ALL THIS WEEK

This week is the one-year anniversary of the passage of the health reform law. To celebrate, we have a new video every day featuring real people from around the state telling their own personal stories of a health system gone wrong and why they support the health reform law that is starting to make things better.

You can see all of them at our nchealthaccess YouTube Channel.

Leslie Boyd tells her powerful story here.

Carolyn Comeau told her story here.

NC HEALTH EXCHANGE/MARKETPLACE WEBSITE:

NC Blue Cross is trying to take over health reform in North Carolina. But they can be stopped! The best place to find out what is happening is at the new website of the twenty-organization strong (and growing) Citizens for Responsible Health Care. Find news stories, basic information, the latest updates and a way to JOIN the NC consumer/business group working harder than anyone on this issue:

http://www.responsiblehealthcarenc.org

 

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