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.
In 2021 United Language Group won a federal grant that would give them the opportunity to expand their mission of removing language barriers. In this new mission, ULG could assist those people who need health insurance, but because they do not know the necessary language, it is difficult for them to obtain one. Unfortunately, today many people do not even try to enroll in a medical plan for fear of not being able to navigate the application in the health market or not understanding the process, the terms, or being able to answer the necessary questions. For this reason, the ULG Browser Program was born.
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.