Clear Pricing Project

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    Treasurer Dale Folwell Demands Price Transparency

    On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reports: With the State Health Plan, Folwell blames inflated prices and “secret contracts” for its financial woes. But his Clear Pricing Project was blocked last year, when…
    Brenee Goforth, March 23, 2020
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    CJ Commentary: Transparency essential to health reform

    This week, syndicated columnist John Hood published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on transparency in health care. According to Hood: 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. Costs were…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Hospitals force Folwell to back off State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Julie Havlak reported on the latest update from N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on the State Health Plan. According to Havlak’s story published in Carolina Journal, Folwell has officially ended his efforts to pull large hospital conglomerates into his Clear Pricing Project: Under the new version of the State…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    CJ Reports: With hospital networks rejecting treasurer’s plan, coverage for state workers remains uncertain

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the status of North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell’s Clear Pricing Project. Havlak reports that the major hospital conglomerates that have been boycotting the Clear Pricing Project did not meet the deadline on Monday to sign up as network providers. Havlak writes: Without…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
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    Treasurer Folwell extends SHP deadline

    The second most contentious health care issue in North Carolina this year behind Medicaid expansion is the proposed changes to the State Health Plan. The State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the Board of Trustees for the Plan set out to change the way that the State Health Plan…
    Jordan Roberts, July 23, 2019