Stories tagged: "health insurance"


From left, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk last week about their support for legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
7 NC Republicans Voted Against House Bill to Cap Monthly Insulin Costs

A quarter of the people who need insulin are skipping doses because of soaring prices, but new legislation would cap monthly costs at $35.

Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue is seen in the Senate chamber in January 2021. Democrats have been pushing Republicans in both chambers to end their blockade of Medicaid expansion for a decade. A new committee signals there is some hope. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Lawmakers Eye Path to Long-Awaited Medicaid Expansion

A new state legislative committee is raising hopes that North Carolina could expand healthcare options or its Medicaid program this year.

A dark-haired woman sits on the examination table in a doctor's office, looking away to the left.
A Record Number of North Carolinians Signed Up for Health Insurance This Year

Twenty-five percent more North Carolinians enrolled for insurance at Healthcare.gov.

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.