Stories tagged: "medicaid"


Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, is in charge of the GOP strategy for winning the US Senate. His plan for raising taxes and potentially sunsetting federal programs like Social Security and Medicare is massively unpopular, although most people don't seem to know much about it, according to recent polling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
EXCLUSIVE: The Massively Unpopular GOP Plan to Raise Taxes and End Social Security and Medicare

The man in charge of winning back the Senate for Republicans introduced a plan that could impact millions of North Carolinians. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t know much about it. 

To address the health risks that many women face after pregnancy, North Carolina is extending Medicaid coverage to a year after a pregnancy.
Been Pregnant or Given Birth in NC? You May Be Eligible for a Year of Health Coverage

Low-income women in North Carolina are now eligible for a year’s worth of Medicaid coverage after a pregnancy or birth.

The streets of rural Black Mountain, NC. Growth in North Carolina's cities has overshadowed declining population and economy in some of NC's rural areas. (Shutterstock)
North Carolina’s Growth Hides Big Problem for Smaller Counties

Massive growth in Charlotte and Raleigh is hiding real pain for many of North Carolina’s rural counties. 

Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue is seen in the Senate chamber in January 2021. Democrats have been pushing Republicans in both chambers to end their blockade of Medicaid expansion for a decade. A new committee signals there is some hope. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Lawmakers Eye Path to Long-Awaited Medicaid Expansion

A new state legislative committee is raising hopes that North Carolina could expand healthcare options or its Medicaid program this year.

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.