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NC lawmakers want stop to online insurance market

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North Carolina's General Assembly is freezing any state work on a new one-stop shop to help people buy affordable health insurance and ordering unspent federal funds returned. Full story...
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NC governor still working on group home solution

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Gov. Bev Perdue won't release a solution to attempt to ensure certain residents in group homes losing Medicaid coverage can keep a roof over their heads until probably next week. Full story...
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Small protest targets proposed benefit cuts

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a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/42943" title="watch video">video Only a handful of people turned out for a protest at the Social Security Office in Wilmington today. Full story...
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NC settles Medicaid fraud case against drug maker

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North Carolina will reap almost $16 million from a national Medicaid fraud settlement involving one of the nation's largest drug makers. Full story...
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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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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes

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North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand. Full story...
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NC Medicaid gap fix given final legislative OK

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The Legislature has given final approval to a method to close a shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program this year that also contains a provision to slow efforts to privatize medical services for prisoners. Full story...
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Proposal unveiled to close NC Medicaid shortfall

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It sounds like Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration and Republican legislative leaders have a plan to close an estimated $150 million shortfall in Medicaid expected by the end of June. Full story...
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NC deadline for personal care services pushed back

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says federal Medicaid regulators have given the state an extension until the end of the year to comply fully with new requirements about personal care services. Full story...
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Looming deadline could force thousands from assisted living facilities

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video A deadline is looming that could force thousands of people living in adult care homes out on the streets. North Carolina has until April 30 to come up with a new way to distribute Medicaid payments to people living in group homes and private homes. Full story...
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NC Medicaid contract scrutinized by auditors

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State auditors are questioning how a contract to overhaul and operate the claims processing system for North Carolina's Medicaid program became bogged down with cost overruns and a nearly two-year delay. Full story...
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Judge blocks NC personal care service rules

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A federal judge has blocked North Carolina's Medicaid office from implementing rules for personal care services that a lawsuit contends has led more than 2,400 people to lose paid assistance at home for things like cooking, bathing and dressing. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

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A Republican budget-writer says he doesn't envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year. Full story...
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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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School counselor charged with murder faces federal charges

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A Columbus County man already charged with murder now faces separate federal criminal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Brown last week of 20 counts of wire fraud, two counts aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements. Full story...
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