Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, here at a Thursday press conference on COVID-19, is among those being considered to join the Biden Administration. (Image via NC DPS)
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen Could Be Heading to the Biden Administration Soon

Mandy Cohen has been the face of NC's COVID-19 response. But she is on a short list of people that might head to Biden’s federal health agency.

The Halley family, Gabby with son Charlie, 11-months, and Taylor with daughter, Lucas, when they voted in this election. (Photo courtesy of Gabby Halley)
This NC Mom and Her Family Lost Health Insurance During COVID-19

Many lost health insurance in NC in recent months, as the US Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday that could upend the way the Affordable Care Act works.

With state Sen. Jeff Jackson training in the National Guard, Charlotte's Marisa Jackson is closing out her husband's crucial race for him. (Image submitted by Marisa Jackson)
‘Rise to the Occasion’: How Marisa Jackson is Closing Out Her Husband’s Crucial State Senate Campaign

With NC state Sen. Jeff Jackson barred from campaigning amid National Guard training, Marisa Jackson on her first (and last?) campaign.

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.

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.

A drive-up patient is assisted with testing at a community coronavirus test site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cardinal Issues: Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Campaign. Here’s How Candidates in Four Key NC Senate Races Responded.

Coronavirus has killed more than 3,600 in NC and gutted the economy. Here’s how COVID recovery is shaping four crucial NC Senate races.

Graphic for Cardinal & Pine by Desirée Tapia.
Tillis’ SCOTUS Vote Could Deny Health Insurance to Millions. Here’s What He Had to Say During Tuesday’s Debate.

Thom Tillis' pick could decide makeup of US Supreme Court. His opponent, Cal Cunningham, says confirmation should await election winner.