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November 9, 2020

The Affordable Care Act: Against the Odds, It’s Working

By Kaitlin Phillips

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in March 2010, was designed to address major flaws in our health care system, including access to care, poor…

November 5, 2020

COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis

By Alison Miller

In recent months, the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and across the United States has intensified in parallel with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation and disruptions in access to essential…

November 2, 2020

NCIOM Annual Meeting 2020: Long-Term Impacts of Foregone Care During COVID-19

By Emily Hooks

In the early weeks and months of the pandemic, there was a dramatic decline in the utilization of health care for emergent needs, elective procedures, and preventive care, such as…

October 28, 2020

Households Report Serious Financial Problems Due to COVID-19

By Kaitlin Phillips

Nationally, employment has taken a huge hit this year because of job losses connected to the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging impacts. As of September, the U.S. unemployment rate was…

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