WRAL News is tracking the national health care reform effort to gauge its impact on people across the region.
Federal law now requires that routine health care for women now be paid for by insurance, but there's a caveat as to who and what is covered.
Rick Gannotta, COO of Duke-Raleigh Hospital, and Pam Silverman, with the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, go On the Record about what the health care law means for hospitals.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the government could require people to buy health insurance, business owners are trying to sort out what the decision means for them.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.
North Carolina lawmakers have no plans to meet a deadline to create a new one-stop shop to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance despite a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Health care providers and insurers expressed relief Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law that overhauls the nation's health care system, saying it now allows them to prepare for the slew of changes set to take effect in two years.
Some area residents said Monday that they fear the partisan divide over the national health care reform law will overwhelm the debate before the U.S. Supreme Court over its legality.
Personal responsibility has been lacking in the debate over how to contain health care costs, several experts said Tuesday during a day-long forum on the future of health care in North Carolina.
A majority of North Carolina residents blame health insurers, hospitals and physicians for the rising cost of health care in the U.S., according to a poll released Tuesday.
One of the provisions of the national health reform law was to allow people to remain covered by their parents' until age 26. The law primarily addresses people covered by private health insurance, however, and didn't change anything for families under military insurance plans.
Beginning Saturday, people with flexible spending accounts will not be able to buy approximately 15,000 medications that they're currently allowed to purchase.
Access Healthcare displays fees for individual services in its waiting room. Patients pay upfront for the various services, and the clinic doesn't accept payments through health insurance coverage.
More than 21 percent of adults in North Carolina don't have health insurance, and cost is a primary reason.
Six months after President Barack Obama signed a package of health care reforms into law, several of the provisions take effect Thursday.
State health care leaders on Wednesday called for the industry's help to implement the national health reform law in North Carolina.
The national health care reform law, which was was designed to provide insurance coverage and access to physicians to more Americans, has no provision to help a group already having difficulty finding doctors to treat them – senior citizens.
The federal government will dole out $1 billion in the coming months to community health centers nationwide so they can expand to accommodate the crush of patients health care reform is expected to bring.
The federal government has launched a website to provide information on health care and the national reform effort. People can zero in on details by state or personal preferences.
Beginning Thursday, the new health care law sets up a federal high-risk pool for people with pre-existing conditions. Michael Keough is executive director of Inclusive Health, which will run North Carolina's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services goes into effect July 1. Industry experts say it puts thousands of jobs at risk.
North Carolina will launch a federally subsidized high-risk pool on July 1 for people with pre-existing medical conditions, which usually make purchasing individual insurance prohibitively expensive.
The federal government began mailing $250 checks Thursday to senior citizens who fall into the gap in Medicare coverage of prescription drug costs commonly known as "the donut hole."
WRAL News is keeping track of how the national health care reform effort is affecting people across central North Carolina. If you have suggestions about aspects of reform that affect you, send us your story.