Health Insurance
NC lawmaker foresees anti-abortion measures ahead
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 9:06am.

A North Carolina lawmaker says his colleagues in the General Assembly are likely to consider proposals to exclude abortion coverage from federal health insurance exchanges and to outlaw abortions based on gender preferences.

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NC to build state-federal online insurance market
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:22pm.

North Carolina's version of a new one-stop shop to help people buy affordable health insurance will be run partly by the state and partly by the federal government.

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NC rushes on deadline for online insurance market
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 1:13pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Injured man on Medicare is able to stay in hospital to await surgery
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 7:38pm.

video A motorcycle accident left a man with a broken leg. He needs supervision by doctors, but forget the hospital. He's laid up in a hotel. Tommy Ritch says he wants his old insurance back and is willing to pay more not to be on Medicare.

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McIntyre, Rouzer both against health care law
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 3:37pm.

While divisions on the Supreme Court's ruling today on health care reform have typically been along party lines, southeastern North Carolina's incumbent Democrat in Congress and the Republican challenging him for his seat have similar views on the law and the court ruling.

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Audit: NC could be overpaying in health claims
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:05am.

A new audit says North Carolina's state health plan for workers could be overpaying millions of dollars a year because of shoddy tracking of medical claims.

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Auditors critical of NC health plan contract
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:49am.

State auditors say North Carolina's health insurance plan for workers could have saved more than $1 million if it had written a better contract with a hospital and monitored rates more closely.

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Insurers must cover birth control with no copays
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 2:46pm.

Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual "well woman" physical, and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy. And, plans will have to cover counseling on domestic violence, as well as other services.

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AMA: Doctors shortchanged by insurers' mistakes
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 11:03am.

The American Medical Association released its annual report card on insurers Monday. The AMA says eliminating mistakes would save doctors and insurers $17 billion a year.

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NC panel gives first OK to health insurance market
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 2:27pm.

North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation to create a marketplace of private health plans for people who now have the hardest time finding coverage.

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