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3 weeks ago
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FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the truth.
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2 months ago
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Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
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3 months ago
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Blue Cross wants 26 pct more for individual ACA policies

North Carolina's largest health insurer says it wants to raise rates by an average of almost 26 percent next year on broadly subsidized policies sold to individuals, nearly double this year's allowed increase.
NC again near top for subsidized health plans
8 months ago
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NC again near top for subsidized health plans

North Carolina is again one of the country's busiest states for consumers signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday nearly a quarter-million North Carolina residents signed up for the first time or re-enrolled in health plans in the first month of the latest sign-up period. That trails only Florida and Texas.
Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline
1 year ago
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Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline

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.
Health care website stumbles on last day
1 year ago
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Health care website stumbles on last day

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.
North Carolina: Top 5 for Obamacare Enrollment
2 years ago
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North Carolina: Top 5 for Obamacare Enrollment

North Carolina outstripped all but a handful of states during the first few months of health insurance enrollment established under the federal overhaul law.
NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies
2 years ago
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NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

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.
Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises
2 years ago
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Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

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.
Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises
2 years ago
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Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

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.