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

Close the Coverage Gap to Tackle North Carolina’s Opioids Crisis

By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina Every day, five North Carolinians die from an opioid overdose. Each one of these deaths sends shock waves through a community: another friend, classmate, parent, or child lost to this ongoing crisis. Like the rest of the country, North Carolina’s opioids crisis has only gotten worse during COVID-19, as social […]

Closing the Gap Helps College Students Thrive

By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina As the cost of college attendance continues to rise, many college students struggle to make ends meet. The average annual in-state tuition rate at North Carolina community colleges is $2,500; for four-year colleges, it’s nearly $19,000. Despite working long hours outside of class to afford tuition and living expenses, many […]

Keeping North Carolina’s Mothers and Babies Healthy

By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina Our children are our future, and our state has an important role to play in keeping babies and their mothers healthy. Knowing this, North Carolina provides health coverage to low-income women during and immediately after pregnancy. Yet many women do not have access to affordable health insurance before pregnancy, leaving […]