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Letter to the Editor: Report shows benefits of Medicaid expansion

James R. Foster, M.D., wrote the following Letter to the Editor that was published here in the Greensboro News and Record on Feb. 14:

A recent analysis of the costs of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina by researchers at the Health Law and Policy Program at Wake Forest University is essential reading for everyone with an interest in Medicaid and health care in North Carolina. Continue reading »

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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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Professor Mark Hall comments on UnitedHealth Group’s loss of millions of dollars due to individual market health plans

Professor Mark Hall spoke to Insurance Business America on the loss of $720 million by UnitedHealth Group after its participation in the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The original article can be found below. 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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Professor Mark Hall quoted by Raleigh News and Observer about UnitedHealthcare’s move to stop paying insurance agents for selling ACA plan

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the following story in the Raleigh News and Observer: The original story can be read here.

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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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Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about healthcare co-op failures across the U.S.

Professor Mark Hall, one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy and bioethics, is quoted in the following New York Times article published on about the closing of state health care co-ops

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