Stories tagged: "health care"


A supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands in front of the Supreme Court of the United States as the Court begins hearing arguments from California v. Texas about the legality of the ACA on November 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today is the first time that the Court is hearing a case with all three of President Donald Trump's appointments; Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas is the Republican's latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after repeated efforts to repeal the Act through the legislative process. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Need Health Insurance? Here’s How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act for 2023

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply.

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)
Legalizing Marijuana Is About As Popular An Idea As There Is in Politics. So Where Do North Carolina Leaders Stand On It? 

With national figures pushing President Biden to decriminalize marijuana, about 68% of North Carolina voters support legalizing cannabis, polling shows.

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C.  Budd is running for the U.S. Senate this fall. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall, File)
Ted Budd ‘Chose Corporations Over Families’ By Voting Against Climate Change Bill

One of the state's top Democrats tackles U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd's vote against the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and healthcare costs.

Activist and entertainer Jon Stewart hugs fellow advocate Susan Zeier of Sandusky, Ohio, just after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., assured veterans and military family members that the Senate will vote on a bill designed to help millions of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. All but 11 lawmakers voted to pass the bill this week. N.C.'s Thom Tillis voted against.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
We Tried to Explain Thom Tillis’ Vote Against Veterans’ Health Care in the PACT Act. It Was Hard.

In a state with more than 13,000 veterans that have been exposed to toxic burn pits, Tillis voted against a bill that he, theoretically, supports.

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.

Dr. Felecia Brown, a midwife at Sisters in Birth, a Jackson, Miss., clinic that serves pregnant women, left, confers with a patient. The clinic's comprehensive approach mirrors what public health experts say is necessary to solve the stark racial disparities in maternal health. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The System ‘Failed Us’: Black Maternal Health Week Highlights Racial Disparities in the Doctor’s Office

Giving birth is “one of the most dangerous experiences a Black woman can have in America,” a public health expert said in a panel this week.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade.