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Coalition Calls For State To Close The Health 'Coverage Gap'


Last updated 7/14/2021 at 1:03pm

On Monday, Care4Caro lina announced three new members of their statewide coalition calling for North Carolina to once and for all close the coverage gap for tens of thousands of uninsured or under-insured. The trio represents a huge constituency of western North Carolina residents: Dogwood Health Trust, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Mountain BizWorks.

The “coverage gap” refers to people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to get help in the private insurance marketplace. Prior to COVID-19, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that if North Carolina clo...

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