Stories tagged: "medicaid"


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.

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.

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.