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Health Care

Health mandate coverage clouds NC session opening

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North Carolina lawmakers returning to Raleigh have reached an early impasse on disputed legislation surrounding autism insurance coverage as the first gavel on this year's session fell. Full story...
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Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline

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Efforts by the Obama administration and more than 100 North Carolina hospitals, community- and safety-net organizations to get people to sign up for subsidized private health insurance are reaching the end. Full story...
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Health care website stumbles on last day

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The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. Full story...
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Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

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The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control. Full story...
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Class Action suit filed against FirstMed

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video New details are emerging about fallout from the closure of Wilmington based First Med EMS. Full story...
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NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

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North Carolina's insurance commissioner is clearing the state's largest health insurer to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent on policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements required by the new federal law. Full story...
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Goodwin vows quick approvals for new health plans

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his agency will expedite a review of 2014 health plans following President Obama's announcement that companies could continue offering policies that don't meet minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is wrapping up a difficult week both defending and criticizing the health care overhaul with a return to North Carolina to raise money for her re-election campaign with help from Vice President Joe Biden. Full story...
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McIntyre crosses aisle, votes for GOP Obamacare reforms

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The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of standards set in "Obamacare." Full story...
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Obama move on cancelled plans may touch 475K in NC

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Some of the nearly 475,000 North Carolina residents whose health insurance policies were canceled by their companies for not meeting new federal coverage standards may get to keep the policies. Full story...
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