healthcare costs

a bus with the words "Lower Costs Better Care" on the side sits in Times Square, New York City

Expanding affordable health care in North Carolina

BY: - August 31, 2023

Just over a year ago, the Inflation Reduction Act became law. And now, I’m thrilled to be traveling coast-to-coast on a national bus tour with Protect Our Care to celebrate that achievement, and to share the news about all the changes to our health care system in the past few years under the Biden administration. […]

Duke University Law professor Sara Sternberg Greene and state Treasurer Dale Folwell

Researchers, state Treasurer highlight plight of NC residents with medical debt

BY: - August 22, 2023

Each month, Donna Lindabury pays $35 on a hospital bill for her husband, Gary’s, 2009 quadruple bypass surgery.  The Lindaburys knew Gary was gravely ill when he was airlifted from a hospital in Boone to Charlotte 14 years ago. They also knew they could not afford a big medical bill. Gary wasn’t working and Donna […]


Senate GOP takes shameful vote to block cap on insulin costs

BY: - August 9, 2022

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, including more than 230,000 Iowans (and more than 880,000 North Carolinians). That means if you don’t have it yourself, someone close to you almost certainly does. I have loved ones and friends with the disease. One particularly special person in my life was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) […]

U.S. Senate Democrats’ climate, health and tax bill clears first hurdle to passage

BY: and - August 7, 2022

The U.S. Senate voted along party lines Saturday night to advance to debate on Democrats’ sweeping energy, health and taxes bill, clearing a major hurdle to passage. The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, cleared the chamber to debate and vote on amendments to the measure and indicated that it had […]


Trump’s hospital bill highlights the cruelty in the Right’s prescription for healthcare and the economy

BY: - October 8, 2020

The New York Times reported yesterday that the cost of President Donald Trump’s three-day, taxpayer-covered hospital stay for treatment of his COVID-19 infection was upwards of $100,000. And while most Americans wouldn’t face the expense of a fancy helicopter ride and a few other special benefits that Trump enjoyed, that doesn’t mean the bill of […]