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Setting the PACE, 1-31-11, Hickory Daily Record

Reporter Sharon McBrayer looks at a local program that helps elderly residents with chronic health problems and allows them to remain in their homes. 

NC Republicans starting work on tort reforms, 2-1-11, The Sun News, New Bern

Associated Press writer Gary D. Robertson provides an overview of NC GOP efforts to advance medical liability reform during the 2011 session of the General Assembly. Report includes a quote from NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson. 

States Diverge on How to Deal with Health Care Ruling, 2-1-11, New York Times

Veteran reporters Kevin Sack, David M. Herszenhorn and Robert Pear provide an overview of how states expected to respond to a federal judge’s ruling Monday that the federal health care law was unconstitutional.

Medicaid doctors’ pay cut in bill, 2-2-11, The Sun News, New Bern

Associated Press writer Jim Davenport reviews a bill before the South Carolina legislature that would cut how much physicians are paid for treating Medicaid patients.

Vaccination safety, 2-2-11, The News & Observer, Raleigh

In a letter to the editor, David Tayloe, Jr., MD, Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a NCMS member, stressed the importance of parents obtaining vaccine safety information from physicians. 

Health law’s bookkeeping provision has foes, but raises revenue question, 2-3-11, The News & Observer, Raleigh

Reporter David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers, examines a provision in the new federal health system reform law that has nothing to do with health care but is upsetting small business owners.


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