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Health Care Reform

NC isn't set on Medicaid changes in US health law

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While other Southern states already have drawn the line on the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina doesn't seem quite settled on whether to commit to insuring hundreds of thousands more people starting in 2014. Full story...
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Nation Watch: House votes again on health care act

It's deja vu all over again in Washington, where lawmakers gathered once again to vote on repealing the affordable care act. Congressman Mike McIntyre voted to repeal. But a repeal faces two impassable roadblocks, first in the senate, then in the White House.

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Young adults react to health care law tax

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video One of the more popular parts of President Obama's health care law upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday is the measure allowing adults up until the age of 25 coverage under their parents plan. However, once they turn 26, young adults will be forced to buy their own insurance or be hit with a potentially big new tax. Full story...
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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court's ruling upholding health care reform legislation. Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer both against health care law

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While divisions on the Supreme Court's ruling today on health care reform have typically been along party lines, southeastern North Carolina's incumbent Democrat in Congress and the Republican challenging him for his seat have similar views on the law and the court ruling. Full story...
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Local Republicans, Democrats have different view of health care ruling

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video The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of health care reform law has triggered plenty of opinions here in Wilmington. Democrats view it as a victory, while Republicans don't quite see it that way. Full story...
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NC lawmakers won't act on part of US health reform

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North Carolina lawmakers have no plans to meet a deadline to create a new one-stop shop to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance despite a landmark US Supreme Court ruling. Full story...
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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

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video The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. Full story...
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Gov't advisers: Cover birth control for free

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A panel of health experts is calling on the government to require that insurance companies cover birth control for free as preventive care for women under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. Full story...
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US appeals court upholds Obama health care law

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Full story...
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Health overhaul fight in pivotal Atlanta court

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The latest round in the ongoing fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is being heard Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta. Full story...
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NC panel gives first OK to health insurance market

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation to create a marketplace of private health plans for people who now have the hardest time finding coverage. Full story...
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NC fight brews over who benefits from health pool

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The North Carolina health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses taking shape in the General Assembly is drawing howls from consumer advocates. Full story...
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GOP likely needs more Democrats for veto override

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House Republican leaders say they'll probably go ahead to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto blocking an effort to challenge a provision in the federal health care overhaul law, although it appears Democrats are closing ranks against it. Full story...
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Attorney General continues defiance of health care reform challenge

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video The Republican-controlled state legislature wants to challenge parts of the last year's federal health care reform, but Attorney General Roy Cooper is against the plan, even though he's required to join the fight. Full story...
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