April 26, 2016

News & Observer: Bob Cisneros: Incongruous Care

Kudos for the April 23 news article “N.C.’s aging, death row inmates are dying of natural causes.” The article pointed out that slightly fewer than half of the 152 death row inmates are 50 or older and the oldest is 83. Any inmate deserves basic health care services, even death row inmates. Read more

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April 15, 2016

Greenville Daily Reflector: Medicaid reform raises concern at hearing

Esther Ross said her story summarizes what’s right about Medicaid and how much there is to lose if the state’s proposed Medicaid reform fails. “I was a beneficiary of Medicaid when I was first diagnosed (with HIV) in 1993,” said Ross, a social work practitioner and medical care coordinator with the Brody School of Medicine. Medicaid ensured Ross received the …

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April 14, 2016

Greenville Daily Reflector: Faith group advocates for Medicaid expansion

A faith-based advocacy group says implementing Medicaid expansion will not only improve medical care for North Carolinians but bolster the ability of medical providers to deliver that care. About a dozen people gathered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel on Wednesday for a presentation on Medicaid expansion by the N.C. Council of Churches, a “statewide ecumenical organization promoting Christian unity and …

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