by Julie Havlak Brandon has three little girls, no job, and no health insurance.  His company launched mass furloughs just weeks after North Carolina shut down its economy over the coronavirus pandemic. Brandon’s job didn’t last long, and his health insurance became a casualty.  Brandon is familiar with the risk of being uninsured. Years ago,…

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by Jordan Roberts Amid the pandemic, state lawmakers and liberal advocacy groups continue a push to expand Medicaid, as allowed by the Affordable Care Act. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Medicaid expansion is optional, state lawmakers have decided against moving forward with the policy.   Expansion proponents say the state won’t have to pay anything,…

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