Cooper announces plan to tackle medical debt

Jul 08, 2024

On Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper held a press conference to announce his plan to use federal funds to alleviate the medical debt strains plaguing one in five North Carolinians.

In this week's episode of the SEANC View Podcast, Communications Director Jonathan Owens, Executive Director Ardis Watkins, and Communications Specialist Sam Cline discuss this plan and the outrageous cost of health care in America.

The team also discusses the General Assembly leaving Raleigh last week without passing an amended budget with additional raises or bonuses for state employees or retirees and the likelihood that increases will pass in the fall.

We also cover the recent changes to the State Health Plan Board of Trustees and the implications of not having rank-and-file representatives.

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