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Winston-Salem based Novant Health has suspended more than 300 employees effective this week for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to a press release from the hospital system, those who have not either had one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer will not be allowed to report to work. Those with one dose will have until Oct. 15 to get the second one.

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On July 26, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the U.S. government's Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an "International Price Index."

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For all the suffering and damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s at least one silver lining: the experience may alter our health care system for the better.

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RALEIGH — Taxes and employee benefits are at the center of the race for N.C. treasurer.

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RALEIGH — Surgeon Wade Naziri offers his patients transparent, cash-based prices at his independent surgery center.

It’s a novel concept in an environment of rising costs and hidden prices.

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RALEIGH — Uninsured small businesses in North Carolina could find another avenue toward getting health care via a bill on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk.

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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Fowell has sweetened a deal for hospitals to sign on to his Clear Pricing Project.

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RALEIGH — Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.

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RALEIGH — While North Carolina continues to seek ways to fill medical provider voids across the state, government regulations block one partial solution.

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In a standoff pitting patients and taxpayers against the powerful state hospital lobby, a majority of your representatives in the N.C. House voted against your interests this week. 

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