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Health Care

McCrory signs health care, NC employee bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a new law will help North Carolina consumers make better health care decisions and help his administration run state government more effectively. Full story...
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CFCC students on path to success

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video What’s better than graduating from college? Many students at Cape Fear Community College say it’s having a job when you’re finished. Full story...
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NC rushes on deadline for online insurance market

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North Carolina officials are rushing ahead of a looming deadline on how to create a new one-stop online shop to help people buy affordable health insurance. Full story...
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Sebelius announces nursing grant in NC

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is announcing a $200 million grant to train advanced practice registered nurses. 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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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd

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The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts

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Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare are getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law. Full story...
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NC state worker health plan changes get final OK

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Higher co-pays, deductibles and mandated monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers are in Republican-penned legislation receiving final approval at the Legislature and headed to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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NC's slap at federal health care law keeps going

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A North Carolina challenge to the federal health care overhaul that has been winding through the General Assembly is back on the agenda. Full story...
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Hampstead man happy about Ground Zero worker bill

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video Congress has been busy the last couple weeks before their holiday break tying to get as much passed as they could during the lame-duck session. One of their final votes will mean help for Ground Zero workers, including a Hampstead man. Full story...
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Ground Zero worker awaits health care bill vote

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video We just marked the 9th anniversary of September 11th, a date many will never forget. But some of the men and women who responded when the twin towers fell, feel like they've been forgotten now that they need help. A bill sitting in the U.S. Senate could make a huge impact in their lives, even here at home. Full story...
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President talks with seniors about health care

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Today President Obama held a town hall meeting with senior citizens via telecast. Some folks in Southport came to the Brunswick Center to watch. Full story...
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