Stories tagged: "health care"


Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in January 2021. Berger's office has long opposed Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a Small-Town NC Doctor. My Patients Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Rent and Medicine.

A family care physician from Henderson on how North Carolina lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid has impacted the families she sees.

After a racially disproportionate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lenoir County in Kinston, locals are focusing more on getting the shot to locals. (Image via screenshot)
After a Bumpy Vaccine Rollout, This Is How One Eastern North Carolina County Put Locals First

Triangle residents drove 90 minutes to get a vaccine in Lenoir County, making for a racially disproportionate rollout in Kinston.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This One-Shot Vaccine Candidate May Speed Up NC’s COVID-19 Vaccinations

A third COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson could be approved by the FDA soon, and make it easier to vaccinate people in rural areas of NC.

NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, here at a Thursday press conference on COVID-19, is among those being considered to join the Biden Administration. (Image via NC DPS)
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen Could Be Heading to the Biden Administration Soon

Mandy Cohen has been the face of NC's COVID-19 response. But she is on a short list of people that might head to Biden’s federal health agency.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses members of the media in North Carolina in October. Harris made the closing arguments for the Biden/Harris campaign in eastern NC Sunday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Riding With Kamala Harris: Inside the Biden Campaign’s Closing Arguments in Eastern NC

Why eastern NC, the place where I'm from, plays host to Kamala Harris' final points on income inequality, healthcare, and racial injustice.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Healthcare Takes Center Stage at Supreme Court Hearing as Senate Rushes Barrett Confirmation

Amy Coney Barrett's US Supreme Court confirmation has the potential to impact health care and abortion rights for millions of Americans.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump was traveling to Minnesota for a fundraising event and a campaign rally, one day before getting diagnosed with COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017

The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—15 times the amount Trump paid in federal income taxes a year earlier.