Affordable Care Act en Medicare and the Affordable Care Act <p><span class="tease"><span>President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago. It's still being implemented. Last month a change in the Medicare system is fining hospitals the reimbursement money they get back for their services, if certain patients are readmitted to a hospital within a thirty-day period of their initial admission. Stephen O</span></span>'Connell has more.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:16:41 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7012 at The Down East Journal (11/23/12) <p>This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects local hospitals and patients. And nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy, we speak with NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the State's Rate Bureau about home insurance rate increases and when they might be implemented. And, a New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:26:22 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 5010 at