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Health Insurance

Goodwin vows quick approvals for new health plans

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his agency will expedite a review of 2014 health plans following President Obama's announcement that companies could continue offering policies that don't meet minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

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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. Full story...
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McIntyre crosses aisle, votes for GOP Obamacare reforms

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The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of standards set in "Obamacare." 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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NC agency approves health plans for exchange

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North Carolina insurance regulators have approved health plans that will be available to residents under the federal health care law, but aren't releasing details. Full story...
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Higher premiums for overweight, smoking workers could help Columbus Co. trim fat

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video Of the 100 counties in North Carolina, Columbus County has been recognized as the unhealthiest. A cost-saving measure by the county could reward county employees for living a healthier lifestyle. Full story...
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Former Carolina Beach mayor a no-show for criticism of town insurance costs

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video Carolina Beach's former mayor is making waves criticizing town council getting health and dental insurance paid for with tax money. The question, though, is why Ray Rothrock did not try to speak up when he was in office. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Carolina Beach mayor thinks council members should pay for own insurance

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Town of Carolina Beach is having a Budget Work Session at 11:00 am. Question to be answered is: Why are we taxpayers paying your Health and Dental Insurance? Full story...
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NC House taking up unemployment insurance fix

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An unemployment insurance package that would eliminate North Carolina's $2.6 billion debt to the federal government by cutting jobless benefits and raising business taxes remains on the fast track at the General Assembly. Full story...
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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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