Half an hour of health care: Access to care for young people with complex behavioral health needs

In this half-hour of health care, NCHN Editor-in-Chief Rose Hoban speaks with Casey Cooper, the CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital; Chris Cooper, professor of political science at WCU; and NC state senator Kevin Corbin.

They discuss the long road to education and defense that led to the NC Senate approving the Medicaid expansion and what it may take to get the NC House there.

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

Will the expansion of NC Medicaid go against the wind or lean against new headwinds?

Lots of buzz about the NC Senate Republicans and their Medicaid expansion bill

NC health workers draw a road map for years to come

Should NC Advanced Practice Nurses Have More Independence From Physicians?

Half an hour of health care is a monthly conversation between one of our reporters and health experts, held on the third Thursday of each month. Previous sessions include a conversation about the use and overuse of involuntary engagement in North Carolina, an interview with infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wohl about the Delta variant, and an examination of how pig farming in Carolina of the North East has influenced communities of color.

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