It's Still the Stupid Party

The GOP is in full blown meltdown right now. Four responses to the State of the Union? Yah ... these guys would like to relitigate the membership list in the union.

Orange County Ranks As The Second Healthiest County In The State (Again)

A WRAL report on a recent study out of the University of Wisconsin has Wake County as the healthiest county in the state.

Orange County placed a respectable second overall with first place finishes in the categories of health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors and second place finishes in morbidity and mortality.  Unfortunately, our overall score was depressed by an eighth-place finish in physical environment.  I guess we know where we have our work cut out for us.

Health Care and employees

I was in Ohio for the holidays. My sister works for a fastfood place. Her boss told her she needs to reschedule all of the full time employees to 28 hours or less so he does not have to comply with any of the new health law requirements. Is this happening in North Carolina and is it legal?


Looks like the NC General Assembly is trying to overhaul UNC Health Care. What will it mean for medicine in Orange County?

Chapel Hill 2020- "Changes in the Nation's Healthcare System" Presentation by Bill Roper

A presentation as part of the Chapel Hill 2020 Process by Bill Roper, Dean of the UNC School Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and CEO of the UNC Health Care System. Brad Wilson, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will also speak.


Thursday, January 5, 2012 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


Town Hall, Council Chamber

Concierge Medicine comming to Chapel Hill

My GP doctor of 18 years and his practice, Chapel Hill Family Medicine, are converting to "concierge medicine", sometimes known as boutique medicine. What this means is that to stay with my doctor, whom I like, it will cost me $1500 per year, $1000 which goes to him and $500 which goes to MDVIP, the company which franchises this service. My doctor will reduce his patient load to a maximum of 600 patients. MDVIP limits its franchises to experienced established practices in high income areas.


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