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At the end of the day, I don’t think any of the major players in the health insurance industry or the provider community really wants to see the whole thing overturned.

Christine Ferguson, a health policy expert who was commissioner of public health in Massachusetts when Mitt Romney was governor.

A Monday announcement by United Healthcare, the country’s largest insurance provider, affirmed Ferguson’s comment. The company will continue to offer certain healthcare provisions no matter how the Supreme Court rules on President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law, including: 

— preventive healthcare services without co-payments or other out-of-pocket charges

— allowing parents to keep children up to age 26 on their plans

— maintaining the more streamlined appeals process required by law

— prohibiting lifetime limits on insurance payouts and rescinding coverage after a member becomes ill

(Reblogged from 2012swingstates)

Today marks the launch of The 12, a Washington Post blog where myself and 11 other student journalists write about the issues that make our states swing states in the 2012 election. Check out my first post below and be sure to visit for news about North Carolina politics.

Which way will North Carolina go?

Once known as “the Dixie Dynamo,” North Carolina has long been characterized by its tug-of-war between tradition and progression. Now, the state is being torn between more than old and new patterns of thinking. It has become a political battleground — a place where liberal and conservative, urban and rural, and public and private interests all collide.

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(Reblogged from 2012swingstates)