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Health Care Opinion Roundup: Coverage, but for how long?

Posted May 30

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion and commentary on the future of the health insurance marketplace, the benefits of a key rural care program, an upcoming event for veterans in need and more.

Save health coverage (Greensboro News & Record) -- The health insurance market couldn’t be in much worse shape. Are leaders in Washington helping or hurting?

TAYLOR KNOPF: Advantages of a Rural, small-town Medical Center (N.C. Health News column) -- The Hot Springs Health Program is big enough to innovate, but in a town small enough to make it feel like home.

Tackling veteran suicide (Winston-Salem Journal) -- The veterans who fought and served for our freedom deserve all we can do for them. Some of them need our assistance in a tough fight they face today — the fight against suicide. An event Thursday at Old Salem could help.

MICHELLE HACKMAN: GOP Governors at Odds Over Medicaid Expansion’s Fate (Wall Street Journal column) -- At the center of the debate over Medicaid’s future in a Republican health-care bill stands one powerful group: GOP governors. And they are split down the middle.

Unacceptable losses (Winston-Salem Journal) -- North Carolina has received a $31-million federal grant for its burgeoning fight against opioid abuse. This is good. But more is needed, from each of us, in the form of whatever support we can muster.

How Congress is sabotaging Obamacare in North Carolina (Charlotte Observer) -- The story behind Blue Cross Blue Shield’s proposed 22.9 percent rate increase in 2018.


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