The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.
Hispanic adults in the United States lead the highest percentage of individuals without health insurance, according to a study published by the Pew Research Center in 2022. The Hispanic community faces great challenges in accessing quality medical care. Among the most pressing challenges are language limitations. Frequently, the lack of information in Spanish creates a gap in knowledge about the programs that are available for the community to access health insurance.
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.