Nearly 300,000 people will be notified that they will get full benefits through Medicaid starting December 1, 2023 due to Medicaid expansion. This brings us one step closer to making North Carolina Medicaid accessible to more people.
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Did you know that millions of people will lose their Medicaid insurance even though many of them may qualify to continue receiving this benefit? Did you know that the costs of COVID tests, treatments, and vaccines will change?
Today, Governor Cooper joined the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service in recognizing January 27 as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day to encourage eligible North Carolinians to claim the tax credit on their upcoming federal taxes.
With food prices rising, more North Carolina families with young children are using benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to access healthy, nutritious food.
The Food Benefits Platform is used to address food insecurity in local communities.
Food insecurity is at an all-time high, with one in eight Americans reporting some level of uncertainty about where their next meal will come from. Five hundred households participate in this pilot program through February 2022, with options to continue.
The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is being monitored with the most comprehensive and comprehensive safety monitoring program in US history. CDC monitors the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines after the vaccines are licensed or approved for use, including the risk of myocarditis in children ages 5 to 11.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.