NC HEALTH REPORT: HAC Meeting Nov. 30, New video interviews

November 2, 2010

By Adam Searing and Adam Linker

NEW VIDEO:

NCHealthAccess Interview: North Carolina Community Health Center Association CEO Ben Money on the health reform law and community health centers.

NCHealthAccess Interview: UNC’s Dr. Jonathan Oberlander on controlling health costs and the health reform law.

AT THE PROGRESSIVE PULSE:

Charlotte public radio did a great report recently on new disclosures of drug company payments to physicians, including in North Carolina.

Child advocacy group Action for Children and researchers at the NC Institute of Medicine collaborate this year to again release the NC Child Health Report Card.

President Obama gives another thumbs up to the NC Department of Insurance and Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.

Debunking Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s overblown predictions of employers dropping health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Part 1; Part 2.

How high tech companies use the “Dutch Sandwich” loophole to avoid billions in US taxes.

Why does Richard Burr keep pretending that the health reform law doesn’t make massive and overdue investments in prevention?

NC gets $850,000 to establish consumer assistance health program as part of health reform law.

Academic detailing as a strategy to lower health care costs in the area of prescription drugs.

Adam Searing is thinking hard about childhood obesity and its causes.

NEXT HEALTH ACCESS COALITION QUARTERLY MEETING (RSVP REQUIRED):

On Tuesday, November 30th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, the Health Access Coalition will hold a meeting at AARP North Carolina offices on 1511 Sunday Drive, Suite 312, Raleigh, NC 27607, 866-389-5650.

We will be taking care of administrative business, discussing health reform implementation and election outcomes. Please join us for this last meeting of the year. So that we may properly prepare for everyone (we will provide lunch), please RSVP today, to Nicole Dozier (nicole@ncjustice.org) if you are a HAC member and would like to come.

To attend you must RSVP to Nicole Dozier at Nicole@ncjustice.org (Please specify any dietary restrictions)

CHARLOTTE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FREE HEALTH CLINIC FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE:

What: North Carolina C.A.R.E. Clinic - Free Health Clinic for the Uninsured

Where: Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte NC)

When: December 7 2010

We Need Doctors, Nurses & Others to Volunteer!!

Register and learn more at: http://www.regonline.com/NCCARE

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