Branson Inscore - Carolina Journal News Service

Branson Inscore - Carolina Journal News Service

HENDERSON — The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s Hometown Debate Series concluded Thursday, Oct. 17, in Henderson, as legislators and policy advocates debated the delivery of medical services.

RALEIGH — Rural hospitals are finding it more difficult to stay open.

Since 2006, 11 rural hospitals in North Carolina have closed — seven in the past six years, as more people move to cities and suburbs.

RALEIGH — Partisanship often dominates contemporary political dialogue, but it’s possible for Republicans and Democrats to find at least some common ground.

RALEIGH — Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would reverberate throughout the state in disparate yet significant ways, affecting rural communities, people without jobs, as well as the uninsured and insured alike.