NC To Receive Funding For Health Insurance

Some families in North Carolina that don't have health insurance right now could get covered with federal funding headed to the state.

North Carolina will receive $17.5 million over five years from the federal government to develop a way for low-income parents to get health insurance. North Carolina is one of 13 states chosen for the grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plan is designed to cover 15-hundred working families who have enrolled their children in public or private insurance or applied for it. The state will develop insurance that provides limited benefits to parents, who will have to pay a premium and co-payments. The state ultimately wants to work with private insurers to offer insurance plans to small businesses. New census data show North Carolina has 1.5 million uninsured residents.

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  • by Si,mmons Location: Plymouth, NC on Sep 16, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    what about middle age people that have gotten lay off from there job. They can't afford this high insurance, they will only be getting unemployment. If there job offer them insurance it so high they can't pay for it with unemployment. They have other bills they have to pay for.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2009 at 03:59 PM
    Only for parents, does that mean we all need to go out and bring a child into the world to get insurance? What about single people? Guess we will all die like the president said or have a doctor take a leg off so they can make more money like the president said.
  • by Patriot Location: Washington on Sep 15, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    Exactly, where did this money come from? The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Constant confusion - - overlap, and incorrect information abounds with Obama's health reform.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Sep 15, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    You know whats scary?? The Feds are telling us that health care is broken and needs to be fixed. The price tag (even at the latest reduced amount) is so big that it's difficult to even contemplate. We see a local "health clinic" getting almost a mil of taxpayer money a month or so ago(and there are on the order of 250 such free clinics in NC only - most if not all of which are likely on the public dole). We can only wonder how many of the 47M (now 30M) uninsured are already being taken care via these "public options" and what that does to the health care legislation our chief organizer tried to rush through before the summer recess. Are we about to be had?? Again??

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