Christine Craig is WakeMed’s director of government affairs. Are you interested in what the federal Wake County delegation has to say about health care reform? Stay informed by checking their web sites. “This is the best chance we have to reduce sky-rocketing health care cost for North Carolina families.” Congressman Bob Etheridge “Health insurance reform […]
WakeMed has been asked several times this week for comments on the health care reform bill, signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday. Becky Andrews, WakeMed’s vice president of finance, spoke to the News & Observer about the legislation’s new reporting requirements for non-profit hospitals. Dr. Susan Weaver, Senior Vice President for WakeMed Physician Practices […]
Judy O’Neal is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff, Office of the President. Yesterday was a historic day for health care as the House voted to pass the health care reform bill that was approved by the Senate in December. We would like to acknowledge and commend the leadership of […]
WRAL is airing a story this evening that will feature an interview with Dr. Atkinson explaining health care charges. Here is some background on how this story came about. At a recent Raleigh Chamber meeting, WRAL’s new General Manager Steve Hammel asked Dr. Atkinson to help him understand the charges he incurred after having surgery […]
Christine Craig is the Director of WakeMed’s Government Affairs Department One of WakeMed’s top priorities for health care reform is focused on preserving Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals. Currently, individuals 65 years and older qualify for our county’s public insurance program, Medicare. The federal government pays for Medicare services delivered by hospitals and health […]
Billie Redmond, WakeMed’s Board Chair and small business owner, recently participated in the 2010 NC Economic Forecast’s special session on health care. After the discussion, moderator David Crabtree asked her to be a guest on his weekly show “On the Record.” The topic: Why is health care reform necessary? If you missed it, watch the show […]
Christine Craig is the Director of WakeMed’s Government Affairs Department One of WakeMed’s top health care reform priorities currently being discussed is funding for the nation’s trauma centers. There are currently six level 1 trauma centers in North Carolina, one of which is on WakeMed Raleigh Campus. WakeMed serves as the Capital City’s trauma center. […]
Dr. Atkinson was recently featured in a documentary series on health care called “Focal Point: Critical Condition.” If you missed it last week, you can catch it here. The series examines the challenges that people and businesses in North Carolina face under the current health care system, and was produced by WRAL-TV.
One good resource is the New York Times’ latest chart – it outlines the major differences between the plans. Still have questions about what is included in various plans and what isn’t? Comment, and we’ll try to find out the answer!
As part of its ongoing series on health care reform, The News & Observer’s Martha Quillin has an excellent story on today’s front page about the struggles of Gail Johnson, a 55-year-old woman whose employer does not offer health insurance. The article touches on several issues that Dr. Atkinson has discussed on this blog, including […]