May 26, 2016

North Carolina Health News: Medicaid Expansion Remains a Hot Issue at General Assembly

With officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services wrapping up work on an overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program this week, lawmakers, physicians and patient advocates gathered at the General Assembly Wednesday to push for Medicaid expansion to be included in the state’s reform plan.With officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services wrapping up …

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May 15, 2016

The Daily Advance: Council: Expand Medicaid in NC

Elizabeth City’s poor residents need expanded access to Medicaid, City Council agreed last week. In a unanimous vote, council approved a resolution Monday calling for Gov. Pat McCrory and state lawmakers to accept the expansion, a provision of the federal Affordable Care Act that they’ve rejected since 2013. Read more

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April 27, 2016

The Citizen-Times: A son’s death spurs mother to health care activism

Ever since she was a child, Leslie Boyd has been passionate about social justice issues, from the civil rights movement to the women’s movement and beyond. As a reporter, she covered public policy throughout her career. Those years of activism came full circle in a very personal way when her son Mike — who was uninsured because of a pre-existing condition …

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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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