Affordable Care Act http://whqr.org en WOW Moves its Protest Site to Wilmington Hobby Lobby http://whqr.org/post/wow-moves-its-protest-site-wilmington-hobby-lobby <p>This week marks the fortieth consecutive Monday lunch-hour protest of Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW*. Since last summer, this grassroots group has been championing women’s rights and public education causes on a weekly basis, whether outside Senator Goolsby’s downtown office, or before the New Hanover County courthouse. But, WOW* has now left downtown altogether--to protest outside the Hobby Lobby at Hanover Center.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53026 at http://whqr.org WOW Moves its Protest Site to Wilmington Hobby Lobby Affordable Care Act Info Sessions Sweep Across the Region http://whqr.org/post/affordable-care-act-info-sessions-sweep-across-region <p>Health insurance can be tricky to navigate, what with the difficulty many experience enrolling in care, and North Carolina’s decision not to expand Medicaid in 2014. &nbsp;And that’s why the <a href="http://www.seahec.net/">Southeast Area Health Education Center</a>, or SEAHEC, and the New Hanover County Health Department are holding free information sessions on the Affordable Care Act—also known as “Obamacare.” WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that until the March 31 deadline to enroll passes, these educators will be hosting these sessions around the region.<strong> </strong></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:57:42 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47174 at http://whqr.org Affordable Care Act Info Sessions Sweep Across the Region Bill to block Medicaid expansion passes state House and Senate http://whqr.org/post/bill-block-medicaid-expansion-passes-state-house-and-senate <p>North Carolina lawmakers have approved a measure that blocks the state from expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.&nbsp; While supporters of the bill say it’s prudent to avoid an as-yet undefined obligation, opponents – which include hospitals in the state -- now worry that paying for care for the indigent gets more complicated.</p><p>States across the country are making decisions on three options under the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/" target="_blank">Affordable Care Act</a> – popularly known as Obamacare.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:29:09 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 32342 at http://whqr.org Bill to block Medicaid expansion passes state House and Senate Business Brief: Study shows expanding Medicaid would benefit NC economy http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-study-shows-expanding-medicaid-would-benefit-nc-economy <p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:48:56 +0000 Sara Wood 31892 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: Study shows expanding Medicaid would benefit NC economy