medicaid

Where healthcare's bare bones are buried

November 11, 2013 - Big insurance companies -- with the encouragement of penny-pinching employers like Wal-Mart -- created the substandard health insurance plans that are being eliminated to comply with the minimum coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

INSTITUTE INDEX: NC tries to patch frayed social safety net with turnip greens

October 25, 2013 - Saying they hope to ease the pain from the federal government shutdown, Gov. Pat McCrory this week announced he was sending turnip greens from the state prison farm to food banks, while state budget director Art Pope's foundation said it would contribute $185,000 to various charities. But can such alms-giving make up for policies that weaken public assistance programs?