Many people may be surprised to learn that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act still left many working people out in the cold when it comes to health insurance in some states, including North Carolina. In order to be eligible to use the healthcare exchange here, an individual must earn more than $11,700 annually. Because these low-wage earners are falling between the cracks, organizations like the Cape Fear Clinic (CFC) are still needed to serve the medical needs of thousands of people in our stat
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. And that’s why the Southeast Area Health Education Center, 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.