Uncategorized

WaPo details NC’s health care crisis

By the time your state is held out as an example in the Washington Post of how bad things are getting in the nation’s health care crisis, things must not be going well:

In North Carolina, more than any other state, the recession has triggered a burgeoning medical crisis. A steep rise in unemployment has fueled a commensurate increase in the number of people who do not have health insurance, including many middle-income families.

There’s plenty more of course in the story – people working hard, losing their jobs and insurance, waits quadrupling in community health clinics, the list goes on. Naturally, North Carolina’s elected representatives are moving to try and alleviate this worst-in-the-nation crisis – or at least talking about it. Nope. The major health debate so far in our General Assembly? Not innovative approaches to save health costs and improve quality. Not ways to help the community health centers, health departments, rural health clinics, and other safety net health care providers. No – it’s been about how much to raise premiums, co-pays and deductibles in the state health plan – and how much to reward health care special interests.

Check Also

Senator Richard Burr: Makes up his own facts about NC Medicaid in order to criticize it

North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The House unveiled pieces of its budget Thursday morning at various appropriation committee meetings [...]

A key House committee signed off on the chamber’s public school budget report Thursday, despite Demo [...]

Harold Brubaker, the former Republican House Speaker turned powerful lobbyist, tried to ram through [...]

A bill to limit local regulation of small cell towers is moving to a full House vote, despite concer [...]

The post Trumpcare confusion and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s latest rate hike appeared first on NC Poli [...]

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vi [...]

Court setbacks, public opinion, progressive activism and Trump bode ill for NC conservatives Profess [...]

So, the question as always comes down to one of vision. The elected chieftains who decide how much m [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more