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Posted by John Murawski on March 11, 2014
About 200,000 North Carolinians signed up for individual health insurance through February, a sign that most residents eligible for subsidized health coverage will take a pass in the federal government programs maiden year.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said Tuesday that more than 4.2 million Americans applied for health insurance through as of March 1 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
North Carolinas enrollment is the fifth-highest in the nation, behind California, New York, Florida and Texas. But its increasingly apparent that in North Carolina, where more than 1 million are eligible for individual health coverage, the majority will opt out.
Posted on March 10, 2014
Open enrollment for 2014 health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces ends March 31 for self-employed individuals.
Posted by John Murawski on February 14, 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is notifying 6,400 North Carolina applicants for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act that they didn't submit a payment and their enrollment wasn't processed.
Posted by John Murawski on February 11, 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield chides competitors for not selling subsidized health coverage in North Carolina.
Posted by John Murawski on January 31, 2014
U.S. News has ranked Duke University Medical Center among the nation's top hospitals in the publication's 2013-14 hospital ranking.
Posted by John Murawski on January 20, 2014
Missing policies, lost policies, multiple policies and general confusion are plaguing legions of North Carolina residents who had rushed to sign up for health insurance by a Christmas Eve deadline. Some spend weeks trying to verify coverage so they can see a doctor, pick up prescriptions.
Posted by John Murawski on January 16, 2014
North Carolina merited a C grade for emergency care in hospitals, one of the higher-ranking states in the country and well above the national average, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.