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Gov. Cooper Comment on Opioid Commission Final Report

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 6:45 PM

Governor Roy Cooper, a member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, shared the following comment after the Commission voted unanimously to submit their final report to the President.

“The opioid crisis is real. People’s lives and our economy depend on strong and decisive action. In North Carolina, we have seen a 1000% increase in opioid-related deaths since 1999. The opioid epidemic has cost our country and our state too many lives already, and today, I voted to send the President a robust set of recommendations for action the federal government can take to combat this crisis.

Governor Cooper Comments on Harmful Health Care Changes

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 5:01 PM

The Trump Administration announced that the federal government will no longer make Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments under the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that health insurance premiums will sky rocket in North Carolina. The President also signed an Executive Order that promotes junk health insurance, increasing costs for middle class families and putting North Carolinians at risk of being discriminated against based on pre-existing conditions. 

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