For rural NC, the budget has a boost in Medicaid expansion, and another round of pain for public education.
This eastern NC County is using the cash to buy more Narcan, an emergency overdose treatment. They’re also partnering with local orgs to reach more people. Share this with someone in Wilson.
For the past three years, the country has been in a public health emergency, it ends today. That means many people will have to start paying for COVID tests.
For more than a decade, Republicans blocked a federally-funded expansion of healthcare to a half-million North Carolinians. On Thursday, they finally budged.
With the state facing shortfalls in health care, education, and housing, the GOP proposal would cost the state more than $1 billion.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services' new bed tracker found that during the week of Feb. 20, 489 people were waiting to be admitted to one of the state’s psychiatric facilities, with 253 of them were waiting for a psychiatric hospital.
The state House approved a bill to expand Medicaid access to 600,000 more North Carolina residents on Wednesday.