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I77 Toll Lane / Medicare

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Proposed I77 toll lanes.

9:00, Thursday, February 26, 2015

The fight over a proposed toll project on I-77 is now in court. An anti-toll group is suing North Carolina over its solution to horrible traffic in the Lake Norman area. We'll cover the latest on that project, and then transition to a big change under Obamacare that hasn't received as many headlines: how hospitals are now getting Medicare bonuses or penalties based on readmissions, infections and quality metrics.

Guests

PART I:
Al Austin – District 2 Representative, Charlotte City Council; Major Gifts Officer, Johnson C. Smith University

Bob Poole – Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

Duncan McFadyen - Reporter, WFAE

PART II:
Jordan Rau – Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Danielle Lloyd – Vice President for Policy Development & Analysis at Premier, Inc.

Dr. James Hunter - Chief Medical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System

Dr. Sid Fletcher – Novant Health Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Greater Charlotte Market