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Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015 with 0 Comments
NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

As a new world of generic drugs beckons, NC lawmakers enact new regulations on how they’re dispensed to patients. By Rose Hoban Patients..

May 14, 2015 with 0 Comments
UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

On Wednesday, members of the Senate approved the measure by a 48-2 vote. It now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. By Rose Hoban..

May 13, 2015 with 0 Comments
Professions Argue Over the Right to Crack Backs

Professions Argue Over the Right to Crack Backs

In the latest health care battle brewing at the N.C. General Assembly, chiropractors and physical therapists are facing off over..

May 8, 2015
Debate Churns Over Raw Milk Proposal

Debate Churns Over Raw Milk Proposal

A bill to facilitate the sale of raw, unpasteurized milk moved forward at the legislature. By Rose Hoban A bill to ease the purchase of..

April 28, 2015
Schools/Health Bills Cruise through N.C. House

Schools/Health Bills Cruise through N.C. House

As a legislative deadline draws near, lawmakers move a group of bills to help school children stay healthier. By Rose Hoban With a major..

April 22, 2015
Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News As consumers increasingly are being asked to pay a larger share of their health bills, a coalition of..

April 21, 2015
As April 15 Approaches, Taxpayers Look to Avoid Insurance Penalties

As April 15 Approaches, Taxpayers Look to Avoid Insurance Penalties

People who’ve decided they don’t want to pay a tax penalty for lacking health insurance have some more chances to get help..

April 7, 2015
Tax-time Tribulations: Health Law Complicates Filing Season For Many

Tax-time Tribulations: Health Law Complicates Filing Season For Many

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News This tax season, for the first time since the health law passed five years ago, consumers are facing..

April 6, 2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Fails in Committee, Members Cite Flaws in Bill

Medical Marijuana Bill Fails in Committee, Members Cite Flaws in Bill

Lawmakers voted down a proposal that would make medical marijuana more available in North Carolina, saying they didn’t think the bill..

March 26, 2015
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