In this Health Half Hour, NCHN Editor-in-Chief Rose Hoban talks with Casey Cooper, CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital; Chris Cooper, WCU professor of political science; and North Carolina State Senator Kevin Corbin.

They discuss the long road of education and advocacy that led the North Carolina Senate to pass the expansion of Medicaid, and what it might take to get there.

For more information on this topic, you can find previous reports here:

Will the NC Medicaid expansion follow a tailwind or face a new headwind?

Lots of buzz about Republicans in the North Carolina Senate and their bill to expand Medicaid.

North Carolina public health workers map out roadmap for years to come

Should advanced practice nurses in North Carolina be more independent of physicians?

health care half hour is a monthly conversation between one of our reporters and health experts, held on the third Thursday of each month. Previous sessions have included a talk about the use and overuse of coercion in North Carolina, a talk with infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wall about the Delta variant, and an examination of how swine farming in eastern North Carolina has impacted communities of color.

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