North Carolina

  • Exchanges: CMS will run a federally-facilitated exchange in North Carolina.
  • Medicaid Expansion: North Carolina currently opposes Medicaid expansion and will not be moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: North Carolina currently has 336,150 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 21% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE
» Governor Perdue’s statement on the Affordable Care Act (press release)
» Raleigh News and Observer – Higher Prices from Providers Drive Health Care Cost Increases
» Burlington Times-News – Poll: More in NC Oppose Health Care Law Than Support It

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Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer: Patients Pay More for Tests and Procedures if Their Physician is Employed By a Hospital

A joint article from the Charlotte Observer/The Raleigh News & Observer, Doctors join hospitals, and prices soar, found that “North Carolina patients pay more for many tests and procedures if their physician is employed by a hospital.” Continue reading

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