A survey of treatment seekers at four different methadone clinics in North Carolina showed that while this community is well-informed about the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, many still don’t know how to use the kits or find them too cumbersome to carry.
More than one in five North Carolina children experience poverty, which can lead to a higher likelihood of incarceration and exposure to violence later in life. Children who grow up without enough food or shelter are also less likely to be employed and less likely to have health insurance. All of which are reasons to consider poverty an adverse childhood experience.
According to an issue brief released today by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM), hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians gained health insurance coverage between 2013 and 2015. During that time, state data from the American Community Survey show a 4.7 percentage point decline in the number of uninsured under 65, or 387,000 fewer uninsured North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief reviewing the American Health Care Act passed by the US House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. The AHCA was designed to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget reconciliation process.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief on several new options to expand insurance options to low income adults. These options include the Alternative Benefit Plan State Plan Amendments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Governor Cooper, Senate Bill 290, and House Bill 662.