November 16, 2012
fayobserver.com — Outgoing Gov. Beth Perdue, a Democrat, consulted Gov.-elect Pat McCrory, a Republican, before announcing the state’s intention to partnership with the federal government for an exchange in the state.Tags: aca, north carolina, north carolina state health insurance exchange
July 13, 2012
WNCT –North Carolina’s part-time state lawmakers receive full-time healthcare benefits and taxpayers foot the bill — $4,931 for each state representative or senator. Out of 170 members of the General Assembly, 150 members accept the individual health care benefit adding up to $739,650 per year.
June 28, 2012
News Observer — The North Carolina Senate did not authorize an exchange before adjourning for the year. While the Senate could reconvene in a special session, it appears the federal Department of Health and Human Services will operate the state’s exchange when it goes live Jan. 1, 2014.Tags: aca, north carolina, north carolina state health insurance exchange
April 25, 2011
BYKERK: If your governor is making claims that this law is unconstitutional and it's gonna go away, you might be leery of buying.
June 30, 2010
North Carolina, Montana and Pennsylvania are among the states that could begin accepting applications for a new federal high-risk insurance pool that will offer coverage to uninsured patients with pre-existing conditions. Some states like Vermont are scrambling to meet the July 1 federal mandate. Read more news about high-risk insurance pools.Tags: high-risk insurance pool, Montana, North Carolina health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania, pre-existing conditions, uninsured, Vermont
February 26, 2010
The New York Times – As members of the Obama administration and Congress met on Thursday to try to find common ground on health care, a new report warned that without comprehensive legislation, more than 275,000 adults nationwide will die over the next decade because of a lack of health insurance. Nearly 14,000 of those deaths would occur in New York State.Tags: health care, health insurance, health reform, uninsured
January 28, 2010
Progressive States Network – As Congress delays moving forward on the passage of comprehensive health care reform, progressive state leaders from across the country have been demanding passage of reform as critical for families across the nation. But that doesn’t mean they are waiting; state leaders are moving forward, laying the groundwork for how national changes should be implemented, and creating the momentum for other meaningful health care reforms in their states.Tags: Connecticut health insurance, health reform, insurance exchange, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, Senate, Texas, universal health care, Vermont
September 15, 2009
The News & Observer – The state is getting a $17 million federal grant to provide government health insurance to low-income working parents.Tags: health care, health insurance, North Carolina health insurance
May 18, 2009
Daily Dose (Washington Post) – One week after the nation’s health insurance lobby pledged to President Obama to do what it can to constrain rising health costs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is putting the finishing touches on a public message campaign aimed at killing a key plank in Obama’s reform platform. In three 30-second videos, the insurer paints a picture of a future system in which patients wait months for appointments and can’t choose their own doctors, according to storyboards of the videos obtained by the Washington Post.Tags: health reform
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