Time To Close The Coverage Gap


Last updated 7/21/2021 at 1:49pm

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Mike Hawkins, the former chairman of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times.

Possibly no North Carolina policy item is currently more challenging than the health insurance “coverage gap,” the income level in which citizens earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for subsidies in the health insurance marketplace.

This is a particular issue in Transylvania County, which ranks 13th highest out of North Carolina’s 100 counties in the number of uninsu...

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