Stories tagged: "healthcare"


NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

NC Democrats need candidates like Allen Wellons to win if they're going to seize the state Senate majority. (Image via Wellons' campaign)
The War on Wellons: The Misleading Mailers in a Crucial NC State Senate Race

The race for state Senate District 11 between Allen Wellons and Lisa Barnes has turned nasty. But Wellons says the attacks on him from a PAC backing Barnes are misleading voters.

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.

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
10 Things for North Carolina to Take Away From a Chaotic Biden-Trump Debate

The first Biden-Trump debate involved a lot of shouting, mostly from the president. But in NC, it was really about healthcare and jobs.

In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C. Senior aides describe North Carolina as a “must-win" for the Republican president. A loss in North Carolina, which Democrats have carried only once at the presidential level in the last 30 years, would make Trump's path to a second term incredibly difficult and signal dire challenges elsewhere on the electoral map. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Trump Campaigns Hard in North Carolina. But Does Coronavirus Overshadow His Message?

Trump campaigning on the US Supreme Court and voter fraud, but coronavirus and the economy is on the minds of many in North Carolina.

People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality. Her death leaves a vacancy that could be filled with a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The ACA Saved My Life. We Can’t Let Trump Destroy It.

A NC cancer survivor explains why Trump and Sen. Tillis can’t be allowed to appoint a Supreme Court justice that will overturn the ACA.