Stories tagged: "health care"


Graphic for Cardinal & Pine by Desirée Tapia.
Tillis’ SCOTUS Vote Could Deny Health Insurance to Millions. Here’s What He Had to Say During Tuesday’s Debate.

Thom Tillis' pick could decide makeup of US Supreme Court. His opponent, Cal Cunningham, says confirmation should await election winner.

In this May 2018, file photo, from left, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore pause prior to a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The legislature and Cooper have been bitterly at odds over Medicaid expansion, although this year's election has the potential to break the logjam. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Cardinal Issues: Medicaid Expansion in Four Pivotal NC Races

Fundamental questions about Medicaid expansion are defining races in four major NC legislative races. Here's what you need to know.

A race in one key eastern NC district is shaping up to be a referendum on healthcare and education. (Image via screenshot)
‘Health Care Should Not Be a Partisan Issue’: Battle Lines Get Drawn in Eastern NC Swing District

A mostly rural district in northeast NC, Senate District 1 candidate Tess Judge says the race will key on health care access and education.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., talks with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joshua Hawley, R-Mo., during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP)
I’m a North Carolinian with COPD and Asthma. Why Hasn’t Sen. Tillis Acted to Fund More Coronavirus Relief?

A NC resident at high-risk for coronavirus says, with lives on the line, US Sen. Thom Tillis should abandon the Republican Party line on COVID-19 relief.

Gov. Roy Cooper, at the podium, and NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Photo by Dept. of Public Safety)
‘We Need to do a Lot More’: Gov. Cooper Addresses Newly Formed Racial Equity Task Force

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed huge racial disparities in NC, Gov. Cooper says a new task force combating inequity is crucial.

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The GOP Wants to Repeal the ACA During a Pandemic. Democrats Are Trying to Expand Coverage.

If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, tens of millions of Americans would lose coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions.

Young people play a big part in NC's spike in coronavirus cases, a NC expert said Wednesday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
Hospitalizations Are Up 30%. Should NC Be Worried About Hospital Capacity?

With only 22% of hospital beds remaining and hospitalizations on the rise, experts talk about whether NC should be concerned about hospital capacity.