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State regulators to examine Blue Cross operations

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Renee Chou and Laura Leslie, WRAL, February 11, 2016. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said Thursday that his agency is launching an examination of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as customers continue to experience problems with the insurer. The Department of Insurance plans to monitor Blue Cross’ compliance with state laws and regulations, […]

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N.C. Supreme Court ends redistricting lawsuit

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, February 11, 2016. While North Carolina waits on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on congressional redistricting, the N.C. Supreme Court has closed its books (for now) on legislative and congressional redistricting. According to North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders, the N.C. Supreme Court denied a motion by plaintiffs to rehear […]

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NC SPIN episode # 902 – Air Date 2/14/2016

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: District Court Decision on Redistricting, NC Supreme Court rules on Separation of Powers, The Presidential Beauty Pageant and Tell us something we don’t know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice […]

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NC Medicaid $181 million under budget at mid-year

| February 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

by WXII.com, February 9, 2016. North Carolina’s Medicaid finances are continuing to run under budget thanks to essentially flat enrollment growth and less-than-anticipated medical expenses and use of services. The Division of Medical Assistance told a General Assembly oversight committee Tuesday state spending on Medicaid was $181 million below the nearly $2 billion set aside […]

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Special session to redraw congressional districts may be called

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

by WNCN, published on WNCT.com, February 9, 2016. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said Monday that Feb. 15 is the likely date for a special session, if one is called, to redraw Congressional districts in the state. Later Monday afternoon, the state filed an emergency petition seeking an emergency stay. A panel of […]

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