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The North Carolina Council on Health Care Coverage held its last meeting today to finalize principles to help guide Governor Roy Cooper and legislative leaders as they consider options to increase affordable and comprehensive health coverage for North Carolinians.

Governor Roy Cooper today encouraged North Carolinians who need health insurance for 2021 to take action before the Dec. 15 deadline and enroll or re-enroll for coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at

Governor Roy Cooper has announced the formation of The North Carolina Council for Health Care Coverage to be convened by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a request for applications to fund up to $10.6 million in community-based projects to prevent opioid overdoses for people who are involved in the justice system.

Through a public-private partnership, North Carolina has created the nation’s first statewide technology platform, NCCARE360, to coordinate whole-person care uniting traditional healthcare settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health, such as food, housing, transportation, employment and interpersonal safety.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week in North Carolina to recognize the 40,000 men and women who readily provide lifesaving care to those in need.

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy K. Cohen met with eastern North Carolina leaders today to discuss the need for Medicaid expansion to improve health outcomes and bolster economies in the region.

The opportunity to get access to health insurance through the federal marketplace has been extended.

Governor Roy Cooper today reminded North Carolinians who need health insurance or need to re-enroll or change plans for 2020 coverage to sign up before the December 15 deadline.

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