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Fresh, Local Food for All

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action. Once again, Wake County is leading the way in providing healthy options for our citizens. Beginning June 26, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary will provide low‐income individuals improved access to fresh, wholesome food by accepting Electronic […]

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A Community Hospital on Every Corner

The Cary News included a story yesterday quoting me and profiling two Holly Springs residents on their desire to have a hospital built in their town.  Every community wants a hospital for convenience, choice, access, and yes, competition throughout the region.  But it is not feasible for every community in an urban county like Wake […]

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What Reform Really Needs to be About: Part II

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 […]

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Need for a Medical Home

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 […]

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