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Professor Mark Hall quoted in Hendersonville Times-News editorial regarding expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program, is quoted in the following editorial originally published in the Hendersonville Times-News here about research he completed with Edwin Shoaf (’15) on the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion for North Carolina.

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in Raleigh News & Observer discussing Medicaid expansion costs and benefits

Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program, discussed research he completed on the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion for North Carolina in the Raleigh News & Observer. The original story can be found below.

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Wake Forest health law researchers argue in favor of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina

The Winston-Salem Journal originally published the following story by Richard Craver here on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016:

The debate about whether to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 500,000 North Carolinians has reached a political crossroads, according to two Wake Forest University researchers. Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf, nationally recognized health care law experts, released Monday a 12-page brief that weighs the pros and cons of expanding the N.C. Medicaid program. The brief can be accessed here. Continue reading »

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Filling coverage gap for working poor is goal for Medicaid expansion

The following story was originally written by Winston-Salem Journal reporter Richard Craver and ran here. A recording of the web cast of the event can be accessed here.

A group of health care experts acknowledged Monday that Medicaid expansion is at least a year away from serious consideration in General Assembly.

However, they stressed at a forum at Wake Forest University Law School that expansion for an additional 500,000 North Carolinians doesn’t have to wait until the potential completion of Medicaid reform. Continue reading »

Medicaid Expansion Costs in North Carolina: A Frank Discussion

A PDF of the following study can be found here.

MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTS

The history of Medicaid in North Carolina has always been contentious. It took the state five years to adopt Medicaid after the federal government first enacted the program in 1965, and it has now been five years since the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, allowing states to expand Medicaid. State political leaders have said that we need to overcome two major hurdles before seriously considering Medicaid expansion: Supreme Court challenges to the ACA, and reform of North Carolina’s existing Medicaid system. This past summer the Supreme Court dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to the ACA, and more recently the North Carolina legislature adopted a Medicaid reform bill that Gov. McCrory signed into law. These two developments now clear the decks for an honest dialogue about the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid. Continue reading »

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LIVE WEBCAST: Health Law and Policy Program presents ‘Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina’ on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The town hall event is free and open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, a live webcast will be available at http://go.wfu.edu/j9v.  For best results, this video should be viewed using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac).

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Professor Mark Hall ranks among top law journal authors by HeinOnline

Professor Mark Hall, director of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, has been named among the top law journal authors by HeinOnline, which compiles contributions to all major law journals. Hall currently ranks No. 157 out of the top 250 authors. Continue reading »

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NPR: Health Law and Policy Program Director Mark Hall’s hybridized Medicaid plan for North Carolina receiving national attention

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in an article by NPR, WFAE and Kaiser Health News on the changes the state of North Carolina is striving to make to Medicaid. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall tells Charlotte NPR station N.C. Medicaid overhaul model could be good for consumers

Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, was interviewed by the Charlotte NPR affiliate WFAE 90.7 about his opinion on the Medicaid overhaul that was to be voted on by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday, Sept. 22. You can find the original article here, on the WFAE 90.7 website. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about how difficult it is to start a new competitive insurance company

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the article, “Tough Going for Health Co-ops,” published in the New York Times on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, about how difficult it is to start a new insurance company that is competitive. Hall, who is the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, is the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University. Continue reading »