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Economics of Not Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

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.

Modifications to the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA)

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:

United Way's Kevin Montgomery Featured on "No Limits"

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.