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Health Care

Obama will allow old insurance plans

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videoPresident Barack Obama says he hears Americans who are upset about losing their health insurance "loud and clear" and is offering a fix. Obama on Thursday announced that insurance companies can keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be cancelled. Full story...
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As health costs soar, medical tourism offering options abroad

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video Nearly one million Americans are now traveling abroad for medical procedures. Some insurance companies are now giving patients the option to go out of the country to get more affordable health care. The new phenomenon of medical tourism is something already happening all around you, proving that American healthcare cost are some of the highest in the world. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan seeks enrollment, penalty delays

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants the Obama administration to delay by two months the period in which individuals can sign up for health insurance through the new government website and when financial penalties begin for those remaining uninsured. Full story...
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Obama addresses widespread health care problems

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President Barack Obama is acknowledging his health care law's rollout "hasn't worked as smoothly as it's supposed to work." Full story...
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Healthcare collaboration aimed at helping patients

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A new partnership in southeastern North Carolina will make it easier for physicians to share information they say will improve patient care. Full story...
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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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