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A group of residents from western North Carolina filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 10, against HCA Healthcare and Mission Health alleging the anti-competitive business practices have driven medical prices up and the quality of health care down in that part of the state.
A group of residents from western North Carolina filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 10, against HCA Healthcare and Mission Health alleging the anti-competitive business practices have driven medical prices up and the quality of health care down in that part of the state.
 
N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell says N.C. hospitals aren’t being transparent on their pricing, despite federal rules requiring them to do so.
N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell says N.C. hospitals aren’t being transparent on their pricing, despite federal rules requiring them to do so.
 
While some votes here in North Carolina remain to be counted, we can nevertheless make some interesting observations from this week's elections. I will address two of them in this post.
While some votes here in North Carolina remain to be counted, we can nevertheless make some interesting observations from this week's elections. I will address two of them in this post.
 
Time is running out for North Carolina’s State Health Plan.
 
Diabetic state employees soon won’t have to swallow the rising cost of insulin.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic could still threaten the long-term stability of state employee pensions, even though the state pension plan has recovered from the stock market crash, the state treasurer says.
The COVID-19 pandemic could still threaten the long-term stability of state employee pensions, even though the state pension plan has recovered from the stock market crash, the state treasurer says.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell is demanding Gov. Roy Cooper waive executive orders that ban citizen-owned utilities from charging customers for services.
State Treasurer Dale Folwell is demanding Gov. Roy Cooper waive executive orders that ban citizen-owned utilities from charging customers for services.
 
Liberal group suggests Gov. Cooper replace Folwell as Treasurer April 1, 2020 by Donald Bryson image_print In an article published on April 1, NC Policy Watch’s Rob Schofield makes a series of concerning arguments about the North Carolina State Treasurer’s office.
Liberal group suggests Gov. Cooper replace Folwell as Treasurer April 1, 2020 by Donald Bryson image_print In an article published on April 1, NC Policy Watch’s Rob Schofield makes a series of concerning arguments about the North Carolina State Treasurer’s office.
 
On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency.
On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency.
 
During Sunshine Week — seven days highlighting the public’s right to know about what happens behind the government’s closed doors — much of North Carolina’s health care system remains in the shade.
During Sunshine Week — seven days highlighting the public’s right to know about what happens behind the government’s closed doors — much of North Carolina’s health care system remains in the shade.
 
Fears of a global economic slowdown, fueled in part by the coronavirus outbreak, took a $4.2 billion chunk out of North Carolina’s state pension plan.
Fears of a global economic slowdown, fueled in part by the coronavirus outbreak, took a $4.2 billion chunk out of North Carolina’s state pension plan.
 
North Carolina should avoid borrowing billions, even though the state’s “credit card limit,” a recent study says, is more than $11 billion over the next decade.
North Carolina should avoid borrowing billions, even though the state’s “credit card limit,” a recent study says, is more than $11 billion over the next decade.
 
N.C. Transportation Secretary James Trogdon is a bad manager and should be replaced, says State Treasurer Dale Folwell.
N.C. Transportation Secretary James Trogdon is a bad manager and should be replaced, says State Treasurer Dale Folwell.
 
When State Treasurer Dale Folwell took office in early 2017, he found North Carolina’s State Health Plan to be in even worse shape than he originally thought.
When State Treasurer Dale Folwell took office in early 2017, he found North Carolina’s State Health Plan to be in even worse shape than he originally thought.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s attempt to rope them into the Clear Pricing Project is scuttled.
State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s attempt to rope them into the Clear Pricing Project is scuttled.
 
Hospitals have called the treasurer’s bluff. The deadline for hospital signups onto the State Health Plan expired Monday, yet the plan remains bereft of major hospital networks.
Hospitals have called the treasurer’s bluff. The deadline for hospital signups onto the State Health Plan expired Monday, yet the plan remains bereft of major hospital networks.
 
Roughly a week after State Treasurer Dale Folwell sweetened the State Health Plan, major hospitals don’t seem tempted by the treasurer’s latest carrot.
Roughly a week after State Treasurer Dale Folwell sweetened the State Health Plan, major hospitals don’t seem tempted by the treasurer’s latest carrot.
 
State Treasurer Dale Fowell has sweetened a deal for hospitals to sign on to his Clear Pricing Project.
 
As hospitals fight cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, State Treasurer Dale Folwell remains undaunted.
As hospitals fight cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, State Treasurer Dale Folwell remains undaunted.
 
I have written several articles over the past few years addressing the financial viability of the Vidant Health System.
I have written several articles over the past few years addressing the financial viability of the Vidant Health System.
 
There has been no shortage of debate on health care issues in the North Carolina General Assembly this session. One of those receiving quite a bit of attention is State Treasurer Dale Folwell's Clear Pricing Project.
There has been no shortage of debate on health care issues in the North Carolina General Assembly this session. One of those receiving quite a bit of attention is State Treasurer Dale Folwell's Clear Pricing Project.
 
The largest physicians group in eastern North Carolina has agreed to participate in State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s cost-saving Clear Pricing Project.
The largest physicians group in eastern North Carolina has agreed to participate in State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s cost-saving Clear Pricing Project.
 
Joan Perry was our speaker last week at the conservative club meeting. She landed on all the Conservative principles. She is against abortion, for limited terms, for lower taxes, for closing the border, against medicaid expansion etc, she is a hunter and supports gun right just to name a few.
Joan Perry was our speaker last week at the conservative club meeting. She landed on all the Conservative principles. She is against abortion, for limited terms, for lower taxes, for closing the border, against medicaid expansion etc, she is a hunter and supports gun right just to name a few.
 
With a deadline just 13 days away, Community Care Physician Network, North Carolina’s largest network of independent physician clinics, announced Monday, June 17, it signed on to the State Health Plan’s cost-cutting Clear Pricing Project.
With a deadline just 13 days away, Community Care Physician Network, North Carolina’s largest network of independent physician clinics, announced Monday, June 17, it signed on to the State Health Plan’s cost-cutting Clear Pricing Project.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell has clashed with Vidant Health in the past over state resources and State Health Plan reforms, but isn’t involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center.
State Treasurer Dale Folwell has clashed with Vidant Health in the past over state resources and State Health Plan reforms, but isn’t involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center.
 
Fresh off N.C. Department of Insurance approval of cost-reducing reforms, Treasurer Dale Folwell is optimistic doctors and hospitals will join a new State Health Plan provider network.
Fresh off N.C. Department of Insurance approval of cost-reducing reforms, Treasurer Dale Folwell is optimistic doctors and hospitals will join a new State Health Plan provider network.
 
Senate Republicans are again pushing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s request to limit risk in the underfunded state pension plan by narrowing the number of retirement options.
Senate Republicans are again pushing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s request to limit risk in the underfunded state pension plan by narrowing the number of retirement options.
 
Notice how completely the hospital lobbyists wanted to remove Treasurer Folwell from anything having to do with the State Health Plan. He wasn't even made a "voting" member of the Committee to study the Plan and to come up with a "recommended design" for it.
Notice how completely the hospital lobbyists wanted to remove Treasurer Folwell from anything having to do with the State Health Plan. He wasn't even made a "voting" member of the Committee to study the Plan and to come up with a "recommended design" for it.
 
The state House passed a bill Wednesday, April 3, limiting State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s plans to make the State Health Plan more solvent. But the bill may not get a hearing in the Senate, letting Folwell move forward.
The state House passed a bill Wednesday, April 3, limiting State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s plans to make the State Health Plan more solvent. But the bill may not get a hearing in the Senate, letting Folwell move forward.
 
Folwell is locked in a heated battle with state hospitals, health systems, doctors, and legislative supporters of House Bill 184, which is slated for a House floor vote Wednesday, April 3.
Folwell is locked in a heated battle with state hospitals, health systems, doctors, and legislative supporters of House Bill 184, which is slated for a House floor vote Wednesday, April 3.
 
A plan by State Treasurer Dale Folwell to reform the nearly insolvent State Health Plan faces legislative pushback, prodded by hospitals and large medical providers.
A plan by State Treasurer Dale Folwell to reform the nearly insolvent State Health Plan faces legislative pushback, prodded by hospitals and large medical providers.
 
Sorry Carl, but the Folwell Resolution will not happen in Beaufort County, and will not be even heard.
Sorry Carl, but the Folwell Resolution will not happen in Beaufort County, and will not be even heard.
 
The House Health Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s controversial State Health Plan reforms while moving up a deadline to study alternatives.
The House Health Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s controversial State Health Plan reforms while moving up a deadline to study alternatives.
 
The "anti-Folwell" bill, HB184 made it out of the Health Committee yesterday, putting it on a course to possibly become law. It is a bill that 2 sides see very differently.
The "anti-Folwell" bill, HB184 made it out of the Health Committee yesterday, putting it on a course to possibly become law. It is a bill that 2 sides see very differently.
 
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday), legislators in the House Health Committee will vote on HB184 - a bad bill that will cost taxpayers and State Health Plan members more than $1 million per day if it's enacted.
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday), legislators in the House Health Committee will vote on HB184 - a bad bill that will cost taxpayers and State Health Plan members more than $1 million per day if it's enacted.
 
The state panel that determines how much money North Carolina can prudently borrow over the next 10 years rejected an appeal Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper's budget director to triple the state's debt ceiling from $2.03 billion to more than $6 billion.
The state panel that determines how much money North Carolina can prudently borrow over the next 10 years rejected an appeal Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper's budget director to triple the state's debt ceiling from $2.03 billion to more than $6 billion.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell says the state pension plan hemorrhaged $4.1 billion in 2018
State Treasurer Dale Folwell says the state pension plan hemorrhaged $4.1 billion in 2018
 
The N.C. Department of Transportation doesn’t have enough debt space to borrow the full $3 billion for local road and bridge construction promised in the Build NC Bond Act of 2018.
The N.C. Department of Transportation doesn’t have enough debt space to borrow the full $3 billion for local road and bridge construction promised in the Build NC Bond Act of 2018.
 
The North Carolina State Health Plan provides health care coverage to more than 720,000 teachers, state employees, retirees, and their dependents.
The North Carolina State Health Plan provides health care coverage to more than 720,000 teachers, state employees, retirees, and their dependents.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell says a revised Senate Bill 117 would eliminate some costly benefit options and impose forfeiture of retirement benefits for some criminal offenses
State Treasurer Dale Folwell says a revised Senate Bill 117 would eliminate some costly benefit options and impose forfeiture of retirement benefits for some criminal offenses
 
Hospital lobbyists persuaded lawmakers to draft legislation blocking N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell's cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, Carolina Journal has learned
Hospital lobbyists persuaded lawmakers to draft legislation blocking N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell's cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, Carolina Journal has learned
 
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