NC Health Policy Forum

Episode 6: Access to Care

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips interviews Randy Jordan, CEO of the North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, about the myths and realities of the health care safety net. Then, Dr. Adam Zolotor of UNC interviews Senator Joyce Krawiec about the road ahead for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Health insurance

Medicaid

Safety net

Employment

North Carolina General Assembly

Bipartisanship

 

Show Notes:

North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics https://ncafcc.org/ 

 

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/NonStanding/6660 

 

North Carolina's uninsurance rate: https://www.kff.org/statedata/election-state-fact-sheets/north-carolina/ 

 

"New Incentive for States to Adopt the ACA Medicaid Expansion: Implications for State Spending" https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/new-incentive-for-states-to-adopt-the-aca-medicaid-expansion-implications-for-state-spending/ 

 

Medicaid Expansion and Other Key Health Provisions Included in the Governor’s Budget https://nciom.org/medicaid-expansion-and-other-key-health-provisions-included-in-the-governors-budget/ 

 

Expanding Pregnancy Medicaid Coverage Up to One Year After Delivery https://nciom.org/expanding-pregnancy-medicaid-coverage-up-to-one-year-after-delivery/ 

 

Economic and Employment Impacts of Medicaid Expansion Under the American Rescue Plan Act https://nciom.org/economic-and-employment-impacts-of-medicaid-expansion-under-the-american-rescue-plan-act/ 

 

"Medicaid Expansion Panel Eyes Worker Shortages, Hospitals" https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2022-02-18/medicaid-expansion-panel-eyes-worker-shortages-hospitals 

 

A System for Health, Not a Health Care System by Dr. Adam Zolotor https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3/157 

 

The Path to Insuring All North Carolinians: An Interview with Senator Joyce Krawiec https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3/189 

 

NCMJ: Clinical Care in North Carolina https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

Transcript: Page 79 at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iM89iIcdKcrWNGIxWMKdC92m4OaEh2zw5697HX7bdDo/edit?usp=sharing 

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