Seeking to strengthen the wellbeing of our state by increasing access to affordable, quality healthcare for North Carolinians.

Seeking to strengthen the wellbeing of our state by increasing access to affordable, quality healthcare for North Carolinians.

Coverage Gap Impact Map

Closing the health insurance coverage gap in North Carolina would provide an affordable option for health coverage to over 600,000 workers, veterans, and parents across the state in addition to boosting the state and local economies. Scroll over each county to see how many people would gain coverage if North Carolina closed the coverage gap and the rate of uninsured workers in that county. For more information on how closing the coverage gap would impact a particular county, click on that county to pull up the full county datasheet.

What Leaders Are Saying

Closing the coverage gap is a human and economic imperative. It's time we worked together - across party lines, and as rural and urban communities - to close the gap. The health of our rural people and our rural economy depend on it.
Patrick Woodie
President / NC Rural Center
Many women lack critical health insurance prior to getting pregnant, and at least six months following the birth of their child. Closing the coverage gap will ensure all moms and all babies have continuous access to healthcare.
Michaela Penix
Director of Maternal Child Health & Government Affairs / March of Dimes
Closing the health coverage gap is so important both for our economy and for the working citizens of our state.
Don Flow
CEO / Flow Automotive Companies

Recent Updates

What the Build Back Better Act Means for North Carolina’s Coverage Gap

By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina On November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion bill focused on social policy. Senate Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act by the end of the year. Importantly for North Carolinians, Build Back Better […]

THANK YOU to all of our supporters!

By Erica Palmer Smith, Executive Director of Care4Carolina Last week, Governor Cooper signed the state budget—a few hours after passage by the NC General Assembly.  While not expanding Medicaid or fully funding low-income schools, the $25.9 billion budget does fund high-speed internet, universities and community colleges, clean air and drinking water, and desperately-needed pay increases for […]

Never Give Up—600,000 North Carolinians are Counting on Us!

By Peg O’Connell, Chair of Care4Carolina This has been a tough week. As you probably know by now, the North Carolina legislature has decided not to include a solution to close the coverage gap in their budget conference report.  They nibbled around the edges with a few good Medicaid expansions for new moms and parents […]