In the News This Week…

NC Senate overrides all six vetoes, 7-14-11, The News and Observer

Staff writers Craig Jarvis and Lynn Bonner report on how the NC Senate voted to override vetoes by Governor Perdue, including Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reforms. The NC House must concur with the veto overrides in order for the bills to become law.

New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test, 7-10-11, The New York Times

Writer Gardiner Harris reports on how medical schools are incorporating the “multiple mini interview” as part of the process for screening prospective students.

Take care with Medicaid, 7-14-11, The News and Observer

An op-ed by Pat McCoy, executive director of Action NC, and Lynice Williams, executive director of NC Fair, on the impact of Medicaid cuts on beneficiaries.

Obama Administration Rolls Out Standards for Health Insurance Marketplaces, 7-11-11, The New York Times

Writer Robert Pear reports on the new standards unveiled by the Obama Administration for health care insurance.

Health Insurance Exchanges: New Obama Administration Rules Set Stage for Battles in the States, 7-13-11, Reuters/Huffington Post

Writers Alina Selyukh and Anna Yukhannanov examine the Obama Administration’s proposed framework for health insurance exchanges.

UNC Health moves money to universities, 7-12-11, The News and Observer

Staff writers Alan M. Wolf and Eden Stiffman and the Charlotte Observer’s Jim Morrill report on the UNC Health Care System’s transfer of $20 million to the main UNC system to help ease the pain from state budget cuts.

UNC researchers will seek AIDS cure, 7-12-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Jay Price examines UNC-Chapel Hill’s role in a national consortium working with a $32 million, five-year grant to find a cure for AIDS.

UNC institute unlocking mysteries of weight control, 7-12-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Karen Garloch reports on the work of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute to find out why energy and nutrition requirements differ.


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