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North Carolina governor pushes for Medicaid expansion

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper used a round-table discussion with rural hospital executives Wednesday to raise pressure on Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage to more uninsured adults.

Pitching a “bold future,” Cooper unveils 2-year budget offer

Cooper unveiled a two-year spending plan on Wednesday in which state government would spend 5.4 percent more next year compared to this year.
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Gov. Cooper meets with county leaders, wants to expand Medicaid

Governor Roy Cooper met with New Hanover County officials and health officials to talk about expanding Medicaid on Tuesday.

Carolina Beach woman pleads guilty in adoption scam

A Carolina Beach woman has pleaded guilty to charges related to a nationwide adoption scam.
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Republicans lose veto-proof majority in NC House

North Carolina Democrats have won enough state House seats to end the Republicans' veto-proof control, handing Gov. Roy Cooper more leverage to fight right-leaning policies and press his agenda.

Gov. Cooper: Republican $35M school safety plan not enough

Republicans at the General Assembly say the school safety funding package in the upcoming state budget is a good first step that will address critical needs, but Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it comes up short.

North Carolina reaches settlement with dentist over claims

North Carolina's attorney general has announced a settlement with a dentist over fraudulent claims sent to the state Medicaid program.
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Trump’s move may nudge holdout GOP states, including NC, to expand Medicaid

In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.

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