Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

Reverend Gregory Hardy is arrested in April 2015 as he and other clergy members demonstrate for Medicaid expansion outside the Senate chamber at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Too Poor To Get Sick: What’s Next for the Half-Million Uninsured North Carolinians

Inside the wait for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, one of 12 states spurning a federally-funded healthcare program for poor people.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in Washington, D.C., in June. Becerra met w/ longtime US Rep. Alma Adams this week in Charlotte to talk health care post-pandemic.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“If You’re Sick, You Need to See a Doctor’: Top Biden Official Talks Health Care in NC

US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and US Rep. Alma Adams call expanding Medicaid and boosting health care access a non-partisan issue.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

A silver alarm clock illustrates that time is running out for the North Carolina budget to be approved by July 1.
Teacher Raises and Wider Access to Health Care on Hold as NC Budget Deadline Looms

If North Carolina legislators can't agree on a budget before July 1, the state will grapple with crucial service gaps for the second year in a row.

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in January 2021. Berger's office has long opposed Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a Small-Town NC Doctor. My Patients Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Rent and Medicine.

A family care physician from Henderson on how North Carolina lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid has impacted the families she sees.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. Cooper is allowing the state's school mask mandate to expire at the end of the month, leaving the decision on masks to local school leaders.  (Image via NCDPS)
Teacher Raises, Expanded Medicaid, and School Funding on Gov. Cooper’s Budget Wish List

Gov. Roy Cooper hopes Republicans in the NC General Assembly will back his plans to expand health care coverage and more.