Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state government has been operating at last year’s spending levels since July 1. It’s the main reason the General Assembly is still in session as we approach the month of September.

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RALEIGH — Small businesses will be able to band together to slash the costs of their health insurance after Gov. Roy Cooper let Senate Bill 86 become law.

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RALEIGH — As the Obamacare individual marketplace bleeds unsubsidized enrollees, Blue Cross N.C. is looking to reverse a surge of earlier premium increases.

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RALEIGH — Uninsured small businesses in North Carolina could find another avenue toward getting health care via a bill on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk.

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RALEIGH — The legal landscape for a major health insurance reform shifted dramatically Thursday with a decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The ruling, by Judge John Bates, struck down a Trump administration policy making it easier for small businesses and self-employed workers to form Association Health Plans and buy the same low-cost, high-quality health insurance usually reserved for large companies.

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Health care costs too much. Are we agreed? Great. Perhaps now we can discuss the more interesting question of what policymakers should do about the problem.

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RALEIGH — The Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 86, which could make high-quality, affordable health care insurance available to tens of thousands of North Carolina residents lacking coverage.

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