Stories tagged: "health insurance"


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.

The Halley family, Gabby with son Charlie, 11-months, and Taylor with daughter, Lucas, when they voted in this election. (Photo courtesy of Gabby Halley)
This NC Mom and Her Family Lost Health Insurance During COVID-19

Many lost health insurance in NC in recent months, as the US Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday that could upend the way the Affordable Care Act works.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to supporters at UNC-Asheville, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
‘The Outcome of the Race Will be Decided by You’: Kamala Harris Stresses Unity in NC

Kamala Harris made two stops in NC Wednesday, emphasizing healthcare and education in a critical battleground state with needs in both areas.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. State officials in NC say North Carolinians have much at stake if the US Supreme Court with Barrett overturns the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
What NC Could Lose If We Lose The ACA

State officials and lawmakers say, with the US Supreme Court considering the Affordable Care Act's survival, NC has much at stake.

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What’s on Your Ballot: An Explainer of Some Lesser-Known NC Races

A guide to North Carolina's lesser-known elected state positions on the ballot this year actually do, and how it affects you.