RALEIGH — A group of House Republicans is taking another whack at what they call an alternative to Medicaid expansion so uninsured North Carolina residents can obtain health coverage.

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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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RALEIGH — Top-ranking senators have introduced an omnibus health-care bill that would add severely disabled people to the Medicaid rolls and abolish restrictive certificate of need laws.

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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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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest insurer has brokered an agreement with three national health care companies to open intensive primary care clinics this year in areas lacking services.

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RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s population ages, and demands for health care rise, nurses need the freedom to do more.

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RALEIGH — The handoff of the state-operated single-payer Medicaid program to a private managed care system won’t provide taxpayers any immediate relief.

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If Democrats want to see large victories in 2020, they need to steal the narrative away from their left flank. The new voice of the left wing of the party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old freshman Congresswoman from the Bronx is engaging, articulate, funny and everywhere in the media. Her Green New Deal has become a rallying point for the left and a litmus test for presidential contenders.

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RALEIGH — State lawmakers expressed concern Tuesday the long-awaited transformation of the state Medicaid system to a managed care format might have missed the mark in a fundamental area.

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