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End-of-Life health-care issues debated, 1-13-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Charles Stinson, MD, of Forsyth Medical Center and Melanie Phelps, NCMS Deputy General Counsel, are featured in this story about End-of-Life health-care issues by Annette Fuller.

No to ‘death panels,’ yes to just honest talk, 1-9-11, Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle

Staff writer Mark Hare offers a layperson’s perspective on dealing with end-of-life issues.

No Tears, 1-12-11, The News & Observer

An editorial addressing mental health care reform in North Carolina and a new system that went into effect on January 1, 2011.

Health-care players clash over new rules, 1-10-11. The Washington Post

Jordan Rau of Kaiser Health News looks at why various stakeholders in health care reform are at odds over Accountable Care Organizations.

Back Trouble, 1-9-11, The News & Observer

An editorial that examines Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s refusal to pay for “spinal fusion” operations on certain patients who experience back trouble.

Healthier with universal care, 1-9-11, The News & Observer

An op-ed by NC State University instructor Bob Kochersberger offers why he supports developing a new national health care plan and how to pay for it.


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