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Medicaid Expansion: A Rural Perspective

Medicaid Expansion: A Rural Perspective

In 2023, North Carolina expanded Medicaid, allowing adults aged 19-64 with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line to enroll in the program. This expansion aimed to extend healthcare coverage to previously ineligible people with low-to-moderate incomes....

Rural Representation In N.C. Election Districts

Rural Representation In N.C. Election Districts

The redistricting process and shifting populations can significantly change the demographics of a given election district. One element of change to consider is the rural representation within a given district. In this brief report, the changes in rural representation...