Next month, Medicaid expansion takes place in North Carolina, giving hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty access to coverage for the very first time. But spreading the word takes time and coordination.
This week, North Carolina became the fortieth state to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. House Bill 76 is projected to increase coverage to hundreds of thousands of people and pave the way for billions of dollars in federal government support.
Federal officials now say states can no longer charge premiums to low-income residents enrolled in Medicaid and have ruled out work requirements.
Some consumers "have gone months" without realizing someone had improperly enrolled them in ACA health plans, with tax credits that may need repaying. A proposed new rule would stop the practice.
Millions of people who need insurance are eligible for free health care plans. A special enrollment period is ending on Aug. 15. Here's how to sign up in time.
North Carolinians will soon have another opportunity to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. A special enrollment period begins February 15.
The president-elect has vowed to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions of Americans health insurance. But many insured people still struggle to pay for health care, research finds.
Some state exchanges have begun allowing new enrollment to help ease consumers' worry about health care costs. It's also so the uninsured won't inadvertently spread the coronavirus by avoiding care.