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New law requires hospitals to post prices

A bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat McCrory will help North Carolina consumers make better health care decisions. A bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat McCrory will help North Carolina consumers make better health care decisions.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Gov. Pat McCrory says a bill he signed Wednesday will help North Carolina consumers make better healthcare decisions.

The measure requires hospitals to post the prices of 140 common procedures online. The law also bars hospitals from placing a lien on someone's home to collect unpaid bills in some situations.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports that its charges are already available on a federal government website. They also say the hospital does not put liens on homes to collect unpaid bills.

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