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NC General Assembly will examine impact of Obamacare

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Republicans in the General Assembly have been hostile to the federal health care overhaul for years. Now, their leaders are convening a committee to examine the law's effects upon North Carolina's economy and insurance market.
    
Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis announced Monday the creation of a legislative panel to review the 2010 law. They say they want to know the real-world results of the law's mandates upon businesses and families, some of whom say they've lost coverage or seen higher premiums.
    
The GOP-led legislature in 2011 directed the state to join a legal challenge to the federal law, but then-Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed the bill. Last year, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law blocking Medicaid expansion and a state-run online health marketplace allowed by the law.

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