Stories tagged: "medicaid"


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. (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.

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.

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.

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.

A NC senator says there is 'bipartisan consensus' behind the scenes, but General Assembly leadership isn't budging on the longtime progressive wishlist item. (Image via screenshot).
Legislature Isn’t Moving on Medicaid Expansion Despite ‘Bipartisan Consensus.’

Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, a progressive wishlist items for years now, isn’t so far off, state Sen. Jeff Jackson says.

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What could happen to millions of women if the ACA is repealed

A decision in the case challenging the federal law is expected any day now.