Stories tagged: "medicaid"


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.

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.

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.

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.