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North Carolina Health Insurance
Nearly three people die each day in North Carolina because they don't have health insurance coverage, says a new report by Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers.
Arcadian Health Plan has enhanced its benefits for 2008 and expanded into the state of North Carolina. This comes on the heels of successful rollouts in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and Maine.
Highlights of these plans include $0 premiums in most markets, free annual physicals and flu shots, dental benefits, and an ever-expanding provider and hospital network.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is taking some of the mystery out of health insurance and care costs.
The number of uninsured children in North Carolina increased by 20% since 2001.
North Carolina House approved a bill that would establish a state health insurance pool for residents with serious medical conditions.
The North Carolina General Assembly onSaturday tentatively approved a $20.7 billion budget under which the state government would absorb counties' share of Medicaid costs in exchange for a portion of counties' sales tax revenue, the Charlotte Observer reports. The Senate approved the budget measure 25-13 and the House 65-53 (Johnson, Charlotte Observer, 7/29).
The following summarizes recent newspaper articles related to children's health insurance coverage in North Carolina and Tennessee.
North Carolina Senate approves a bill requiring health insurance providers in North Carolina to provide the same level of health insurance coverage for treatment of severe depression, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses as they do for physical illnesses, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.