Stories tagged: "health insurance"


At work in DC in December 2001, Eva Clayton was a trailblazing former congresswoman from North Carolina. She was also a longtime local leader in Warren County, NC. (Getty Images)
Trailblazing US Rep. Eva Clayton: The Virus is Winning the Race in Rural North Carolina

The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.

Reverend Gregory Hardy is arrested in April 2015 as he and other clergy members demonstrate for Medicaid expansion outside the Senate chamber at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Too Poor To Get Sick: What’s Next for the Half-Million Uninsured North Carolinians

Inside the wait for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, one of 12 states spurning a federally-funded healthcare program for poor people.

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.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

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.

Several programs will assist North Carolinians who fell behind on bills because of the pandemic. (image via Getty Pjhoto)
The Pandemic Struggle Isn’t Over Yet. 5 Ways to Get Help in North Carolina With Rent and Other Bills.

Federal COVID-19 relief funds are helping people get food on tables and pay rent and utility bills.

Pfizer headquarters in New York on Dec. 2, 2020. The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming weeks for some in North Carolina. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The Coronavirus Vaccine Is Coming to North Carolina. Here’s What We Know.

Where will you get a coronavirus vaccine in NC? What's it cost? Who gets first dibs? And is the pandemic over (nope)? We have the answers.