Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, is proposing a 22.9 percent rate increase on Affordable Care Act plans in 2018, in what will be the fifth year of the federal health insurance mandate.
The Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public input session on Medicaid reform in Raleigh Tuesday. The state wants public comment as it moves health care for the poor and disabled to a system of private managed care.
Despite claims that people with pre-existing conditions are protected, there is no guarantee that they will not face higher costs than under current law. The impact of recent tweaks to the proposed legislation is especially unclear because lawmakers are rushing ahead without an assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
VIDEO: UNC Rex Health Care is opening a $235 million heart hospital in Raleigh, the North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital. The eight-story, 306,000 square foot facility has 114 patient rooms where 50 heart and vascular specialists will do heart bypasses, vascular surgeries and stent insertions.
UNC Rex opens new heart center
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