Stories tagged: "healthcare"

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., watch fireworks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

With Trump absent, Joe Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he'll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice.

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
20 Percent of NC Adults Lack Health Insurance. Are Lawmakers Helping?

The coronavirus has exacerbated NC’s healthcare crisis, but the major roadblocks to Medicaid expansion in the state Senate remain.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia
The GOP Wants to Repeal the ACA During a Pandemic. Democrats Are Trying to Expand Coverage.

If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, tens of millions of Americans would lose coverage and protections for pre-existing conditions.

Graphic via Tania Lili.
Cooper: Coronavirus’ Racial Disparities in NC ‘Unacceptable’

Gov. Roy Cooper announced his plan Thursday to address existing health disparities for Black and Latinx residents in North Carolina.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Sen. Richard Burr Was Buying And Selling Stocks In An Industry He Regulates

ProPublica published another examination of Burr's finances, reporting that the NC senator has been buying and selling stocks in an industry he regulates.