RALEIGH — With fiscal forecasts predicting the State Health Plan will go broke in four years, the N.C. treasurer is hatching new tactics to push hospitals into clear pricing.

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RALEIGH — State employees are no longer in immediate danger of paying out-of-network costs for their health care, but they may confront higher premiums and higher taxes later.

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RALEIGH — Hospitals have won. For now.

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RALEIGH — Hospitals have called the treasurer’s bluff. The deadline for hospital signups onto the State Health Plan expired Monday, yet the plan remains bereft of major hospital networks.

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RALEIGH — Roughly a week after State Treasurer Dale Folwell sweetened the State Health Plan, major hospitals don’t seem tempted by the treasurer’s latest carrot.

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The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer is responsible for providing health care coverage to more than 720,000 teachers, active and retired state employees and their dependents through the State Health Plan. In the Richmond Observer’s coverage area there are nearly 108,000 members on the Plan.

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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Fowell has sweetened a deal for hospitals to sign on to his Clear Pricing Project.

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RALEIGH — As hospitals fight cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, State Treasurer Dale Folwell remains undaunted.

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RALEIGH — Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.

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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell has reeled in a big fish. 

With a deadline just 13 days away, Community Care Physician Network, North Carolina’s largest network of independent physician clinics, announced Monday, June 17, it signed on to the State Health Plan’s cost-cutting Clear Pricing Project.

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