Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


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.

In this May 2018, file photo, from left, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore pause prior to a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The legislature and Cooper have been bitterly at odds over Medicaid expansion, although this year's election has the potential to break the logjam. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Cardinal Issues: Medicaid Expansion in Four Pivotal NC Races

Fundamental questions about Medicaid expansion are defining races in four major NC legislative races. Here's what you need to know.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., talks with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joshua Hawley, R-Mo., during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP)
Trump or North Carolina? Critics Say Thom Tillis Can’t Please Both

With the number of uninsured and unemployed people surging in NC, Thom Tillis, a Trump ally, questioned about his priorities.

NC Democrats need candidates like Allen Wellons to win if they're going to seize the state Senate majority. (Image via Wellons' campaign)
Why North Carolinians Should Care About Allen Wellons

Democrats are pinning their NC Senate majority hopes on Allen Wellons, an ex-lawmaker with Obama’s endorsement, to win in Senate District 11.

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.

A new report says coronavirus-related unemployment leaves 1 in 5 North Carolinians without health insurance.
‘There Is No Safety Net’: New Report Says 1 in 5 North Carolinians Now Without Health Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic

A record number of people, including nearly 240,000 in NC, have no health insurance after losing their jobs during coronavirus' economic carnage.

State Sen. Phil Berger speaks on the Senate floor in 2016. Medicaid expansion has re-emerged behind the scenes in the NC House, but Berger's chamber remains quiet. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
NC Medicaid Expansion Is Back. But The Senate Isn’t Talking About It.

With the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving more than a million North Carolinians jobless, the debate over Medicaid expansion is back.