N.C. health insurance exchange

Michael Tomsic

Roughly half a million North Carolinians could soon lose money they depend on for health insurance. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule as soon as next week on a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It governs federal subsidies for states like North Carolina that did not set up their own exchange or marketplace. It may sound wonky, but the result could be disastrous for many low-income Americans and insurance markets.

healthcare.gov

People looking to buy health insurance through the North Carolina exchange may soon have another company to choose from. UnitedHealthCare plans to offer federally-subsidized coverage in the state starting next year.


Insurance markets open Tues. amid confusion

Sep 29, 2013

New online health insurance markets will open this week, as federal health care reforms begin to take effect.  Under the law, most people for the first time will be required to buy their own coverage if it's not provided by their employers.  But there’s lots of confusion here in the Carolinas thanks to the reluctance of Republican-controlled lawmakers to play along.

healthcare.gov

We'll have a new way to sign up for health insurance in about two weeks. A key part of the Affordable Care Act called the marketplace, or exchange, opens for enrollment on October 1.

N.C. Department of Insurance

North Carolina is partnering with the federal government to set up a health insurance exchange. The exchange is a required part of President Obama's health care law, and it's supposed to be an online shop where people can compare and buy health insurance.