Stories tagged: "health coverage"


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.

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.

To address the health risks that many women face after pregnancy, North Carolina is extending Medicaid coverage to a year after a pregnancy.
Been Pregnant or Given Birth in NC? You May Be Eligible for a Year of Health Coverage

Low-income women in North Carolina are now eligible for a year’s worth of Medicaid coverage after a pregnancy or birth.

The Affordable Care Act made sure routine, preventative health visits and care would be covered at no additional cost to insurance holders. Image via Shutterstock.
Thanks, Obama! ACA Turns 12, Improving Health for Millions in NC

Despite coming under attack from Republicans, Obamacare is popular for giving those with pre-existing conditions access to healthcare. 

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in Washington, D.C., in June. Becerra met w/ longtime US Rep. Alma Adams this week in Charlotte to talk health care post-pandemic.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“If You’re Sick, You Need to See a Doctor’: Top Biden Official Talks Health Care in NC

US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and US Rep. Alma Adams call expanding Medicaid and boosting health care access a non-partisan issue.

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.

Jessica, Silvia, and Lucy Sanchez (from left to right) spoke at the DNC from their Charlotte home about their family's struggles. (Photo via PBS News Hour)
NC Family’s DNC Story Shows Immigrants They Are Not Alone

The Sanchez family spoke at the Democratic National Convention last week, and talked with Cardinal and Pine about the experience.