Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


Photograph courtesy of Maria Cervania / Graphic by Francesca Daly
Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: Q&A With State Rep. Maria Cervania

Democrat Maria Cervania was elected to the North Carolina state House in November and is one of the first two Asian-American women ever elected to the state legislature.

Courtney Crudup, 32, of Oxford, N.C., speaks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, outside the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., at a news conference and vigil highlighting people who have died while lacking health insurance and urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state. The Republican-controlled House and Senate passed separate, bipartisan measures in June that address expansion, but legislators, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and lobbying groups are still trying to hammer out a compromise (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson).
Lawmakers Are Back in Raleigh With Health Care Policy Wish Lists for the Coming Year

As the new legislative session begins, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expect healthy debate about Medicaid expansion, mental health care, abortion and other issues.

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Abortion Rights, Medicaid Expansion, and School Funding: What North Carolina’s 2023 Legislative Session Means for You

North Carolina's Republican-led legislature could expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 more residents this year, but they could also try to ban abortion in the state, robbing their constituents of their reproductive freedom.

State Sen. Chuck Edwards, the GOP candidate who ousted Madison Cawthorn in this year's primary for U.S. House District 11. (Image via Edwards' campaign page)
5 Things About Chuck Edwards, the Republican Who Beat Madison Cawthorn in the GOP Primary

Edwards blocked Medicaid expansion for years, opposed abortion rights, authored anti-immigrant bills, and flexed on local governments.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., right, discuss proposed legislation last year that would expand Medicaid access at the federal level. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NC Republicans Seem to Have Changed Their Tune on Medicaid Expansion. So What’s Different?

The politics might be different, but it has long been known that expanding Medicaid would significantly improve the lives of more than 600,000 low-income North Carolinians.

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Without Access to Health Care, Two of My Employees Died from Preventable Deaths

The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.