By Peg O'Connell, Chair, Care4Carolina Days before Sam, a young woman of Eastern North Carolina, was scheduled to serve, the U.S. military refused
We owe them our blood, sweat, toil and tears!
By Peg O’Connell, Chair, Care4Carolina "Our troops are willing to lay down their lives for you and me ... What can we do (for them)? Well, we can
Holy Week gives me emotional whiplash.
By John Coggin, Senior Advisor, NC Rural Center For Christians, this is Holy Week. We started on Palm Sunday, crowds celebrating as Jesus rides
Children’s Dental Health Month
By Brady Blackburn, Content Marketing Manager, NC Oral Health Collaborative February was Children’s Dental Health Month. This awareness month
This Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Heart Health by Closing the Gap
By Terri L. Phillips, M.D., Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Merz Aesthetics, Chair, American Heart Association Triangle Board During American Heart
Addressing Health Inequities by Closing the Coverage Gap
By Abby Carter Emanuelson, Grassroots Consultant, Care4Carolina During a speech in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Medical Committee for Human
Let’s Get It Done!
By Peg O'Connell, Chair, Care4Carolina As I begin this new year, I hope you will join me in rededicating ourselves to finding a comprehensive
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
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
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
Top 5 Reasons North Carolina Should Close the Coverage Gap Now
By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina North Carolina is one of only 12 states that has still not closed its health insurance coverage gap. This
Lessons from Louisiana: How Closing the Gap Bolsters Disaster Response
By Katie Horneffer, Intern, Care4Carolina In North Carolina, September means peak hurricane season. In the past two decades, twenty-six recorded
NOW IS THE TIME TO CLOSE THE COVERAGE GAP!
by Peg O’Connell Care4Carolina was formed seven years ago to advocate for a solution for closing the coverage gap. When we started there
Protect NC Rural Hospitals and Communities: Close the Health Insurance Coverage Gap
By Christy Craig, Intern, Care4Carolina Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many rural hospitals operated on thin margins, but the financial strain
Legislative Leaders, There’s No Greater Need – Now or in the Future – Than Health Care
Statement re the budget statement by Sen. Berger and Speaker Moore from the Care4Carolina coalition of 100+ organizations around the state working to
Our State Needs and Deserves Equitable Access to Care
Elias Berhanu, MPH, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer has affected so many either directly or indirectly. This is a group of
North Carolina Mothers Deserve Better
By Hailey Gutzmer, Research and Communications Coordinator, Care4Carolina This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate the incredible
HOW CLOSING THE COVERAGE GAP GIVES THE “TALE OF THREE SISTERS” A HAPPY ENDING
by Peg O’Connell This is the tale of 3 sisters who grew up in Southeastern Ohio. The oldest was the bookish type, she became a