Healthcare


Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., right, discuss proposed legislation last year that would expand Medicaid access at the federal level. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NC Republicans Seem to Have Changed Their Tune on Medicaid Expansion. So What’s Different?

The politics might be different, but it has long been known that expanding Medicaid would significantly improve the lives of more than 600,000 low-income North Carolinians.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Both GOP senators voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Military — Without Tillis and Burr’s Support

North Carolina’s senators were two of only 14 members of the U.S. Senate to vote against advancing a measure aimed at helping members of the military exposed to toxic fumes.

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

There is a presumption that most people of faith oppose abortion rights. But polling shows that's not true.
A Pro-Choice NC Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. We spoke to pro-choice NC pastor Katey Zeh.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Without Access to Health Care, Two of My Employees Died from Preventable Deaths

The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein at a 2016 event for Gov. Roy Cooper. Stein said he is "thankful" to be recovering after a mild stroke this week. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
‘I’m So Grateful My Wife Knew the Signs’: NC Attorney General Josh Stein Suffers ‘Mild Stroke’

North Carolina is located in what’s known as the “stroke belt” of the country. Here are some common symptoms to look out for.

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race after both easily clinched primary victories Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Takeaways From Election Day? Beasley’s the Big Ticket and No One Knows for Sure Who’s Running the NC GOP 

Tuesday’s primary exposed a power struggle between Trump and everyone else in NC’s GOP.