Tag:dale folwell

  • Bill to make medical bill data accessible moves forward

    A bill that would allow North Carolina State Health Plan administrators to see the prices of surgeries and other medical care advanced in the N.C. House on Tuesday. H.B. 169 allows the Health Plan access to its claims payment data and negotiated rates. The State Health Plan provides insurance coverage…

  • Time for Cooper to deal

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been re-elected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to accomplish. A sweet as that victory must taste to the governor and his team, his ability to convert the ballots North Carolinians cast in…

  • Independent doctors: An effort to resurrect a dinosaur

    Dale Owen has been called many things, depending on who’s talking. He’s a cardiologist with a “bullseye” on his back, who is fighting to resurrect a dinosaur: independent, doctor-owned practices. Last year, he led 88 doctors away from Atrium Health, North Carolina’s behemoth hospital system. This…

  • Transparency essential to health reform

    Although some activists wish Dale Folwell in the worst in his battle with hospitals, plenty of others across the political spectrum recognize that without reform both taxpayers and public employees will pay much more.