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COVID-19 testing costs now reimbursable for uninsured in SC

South Carolinians without health insurance can now apply to have COVID-19 testing costs reimbursed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Does your health insurance cover you for COVID-19?

Although most Americans diagnosed with COVID-19 are able to recover at home, treatment for the roughly 15% of patients who require hospitalization can be exorbitantly expensive.

Health insurance bill will be law without Cooper’s signature

North Carolina's Democratic governor said Sunday that a bipartisan health insurance measure will become law without his signature.

NC small biz insurance strategy nearing legislative finish line

A method designed to help North Carolina small businesses offer more affordable health insurance is one vote away from final legislative approval.

Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their insurer's network.

NC court: State retirees should pay health premiums

A former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice and other retired state government workers and teachers aren't exempted from paying health insurance premiums because they had a deal with the state to keep their benefits unchanged, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

NC’s Blue Cross to rebate some customers after exceeding cap

North Carolina's largest health insurer said Friday it expects to reimburse about 700,000 customers after administrative and other costs outstripped a limit allowed by the health care overhaul law championed by President Barack Obama.

NC’s Blue Cross cutting ‘Obamacare’ prices despite changes

North Carolina's largest health insurer says it's cutting some individual premiums for the first time in over a quarter century, but the savings on subsidized "Obamacare" coverage would have been much larger if Washington had left the law alone.

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.

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Young UNCW Women’s Basketball team facing challenges head on

It's been a summer and fall full of challenges for the UNCW Women's Basketball team. Two weeks ago practice was shut down due to a covid-19 cluster, cutting off-season workouts short.

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

The stage is set for the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.

State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.