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North Carolina Health Insurance

New Beginning For Medicare Beneficiaries In North Carolina

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.

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North Carolina Budget Increases Medicaid Contribution To Counties

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).

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North Carolina Approves Legislation on Health Insurance

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.

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