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More North Carolina children are uninsured

More North Carolina children are uninsured

November 1, 2019
North Carolina Health News

SUMMARY: In-depth reporting by North Carolina Health News into a recent report from Georgetown University suggests that North Carolina’s failure to expand Medicaid is leading to disturbing trends in health care coverage for North Carolina children.  From 2016 to 2018 the number of children without health insurance in North Carolina has risen after almost a […]

NC taxpayers have paid $8.3 billion to expand Medicaid elsewhere

NC taxpayers have paid $8.3 billion to expand Medicaid elsewhere

October 4, 2019
Raleigh News & Observer By Ned Barnett

Summary: A powerful opinion piece in the Raleigh News & Observer lays out the severe economic impact of North Carolina’s inability to move forward with Medicaid expansion. A 2014 analysis by the Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust provided estimates that there would be severe economic consequences if North Carolina didn’t […]

North Carolina ranks near bottom for health care

North Carolina ranks near bottom for health care

August 23, 2019
Chatham News + Record

SUMMARY: As reported in the Chatham News + Record, a survey released by Wallet Hub assessed each state and the District of Columbia in three health care categories: cost, access and outcomes. In the final report issued by the group on North Carolinians’ access to quality health care, North Carolina ranked 50th. The rankings for […]

Report: Medicaid expansion would ‘profoundly improve’ physical, economic health of rural NC

Report: Medicaid expansion would ‘profoundly improve’ physical, economic health of rural NC

August 21, 2019
NC Policy Watch By Patrick McHugh & Suzy Khachaturyan

Summary: More recent coverage of the fight over Medicaid expansion reveals it isn’t just a partisan fight – it’s having a real impact on the physical and economic health in our state. Rural hospitals in North Carolina are under financial pressure due to high rates of uninsured patients and costs driven by their uncompensated care. […]

Democrats slam Sen. Thom Tillis over health care

Democrats slam Sen. Thom Tillis over health care

July 8, 2019
The Charlotte Observer

SUMMARY: As reported in the Charlotte Observer, Democrats in North Carolina have continued to put pressure on U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis over his positions on health care. The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation states that as many 52 million Americans have pre-existing conditions that were not covered before the Affordable Care Act, including 1.6 million North […]