Medicaid Expansion was a part of the Affordable Care Act when it was originally passed in 2010, but the US Supreme Court decision in 2012 that found this act constitutional, also gave states the option to opt out of expansion. North Carolina made that choice in February, 2013, leaving up to 500,000 people in our state with little opportunity to get health insurance coverage.
You are here
by Ron Katz
Community Fund Director
While the Voter Information Verification Act passed by the NC General Assembly and signed by the Governor in 2013 requires a state-approved photo ID, some modifications were made to the law this past June. There is still a lawsuit pending, no decision has been issued yet, but please note:
We know taxes can be tough, especially for people who aren't sure which deductions they qualify for, whose first language isn’t English, or who have trouble because of their age or a disability. The NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center can connect you to more than 18,000 services throughout the state including financial education and tax preparation assistance.
by David Presley
Kevin Montgomery, our Resource Development Director, was recently featured on No Limits. The show is a collaboration between A-B Tech and WRES 100.7 FM and airs at 11 a.m. every other Wednesday with rebroadcasts throughout the week.
The show covers education issues impacting the urban community. Kevin's an alumn of the college and spoke about how the community can support students and where an A-B Tech degree can take you. In Kevin's case, it brought him to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County nearly 14 years ago.
The NC Justice Center has prepared economic snapshots of all 100 counties in NC. Categories include: Unemployment, Poverty, Wages & Income, Housing, Health, Education, Supports for Working Families and the Living Income Standard.
View the Buncombe County Snapshot