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New data document the many perils of Trumpcare for North Carolina

This Thursday, March 23, marks the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) -- the landmark federal law that secured and guaranteed health insurance for millions of previously uninsured Americans and saved tens of thousands of lives. Unfortunately however, Thursday is also the day on which leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives currently plan to vote on a “replacement” for the ACA that they have dubbed the “American Health Care Act” and that many outside of Washington have come to refer to as “Trumpcare.”

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Trump and North Carolina

In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their ...
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Jan. 18 Crucial Conversation — What is the true state of the economy and how do we make it work for everyone?

NC Policy Watch presents our first Crucial Conversation luncheon of 2017: What is the true state of the economy and how do we make it work for everyone? Featuring special guest, Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist for the national AFL-CIO. Register below As new administrations take office in Washington and Raleigh, there is much debate about the true state of the national and North Carolina economies. While many regions and population subgroups are experiencing good times, large segments of our state and nation continue to fall further and further behind.

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Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of HB2

The struggle continues over a compromise to repeal the controversial HB2, North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBTQ law. NC Policy Watch Sponsored NC Policy Watch Organization 20,807 people like this. ...
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A simple Thanksgiving week policy objective Make sure North Carolinians have access to food

When North Carolinians are able to purchase and eat healthy and nutritious food, they fuel active and healthy lifestyles, stay engaged at work and school, and boost the economy through their grocery shopping. Every night, almost 630,000 North Carolina households don’t have enough to eat. North Carolina has the 8th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. Homes that have low food security often must make tough choices about the amount and quality of food they are able to provide their families. Homes that are considered to have “very low” food security often miss meals. According to the USDA, in the past year more than 90 percent of these families worried that food would run out; nearly 80 percent could not afford a balanced meal; and individuals in 96 percent of homes with very low food security skipped meals in order to make food last longer.

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Crucial Conversation — Making sense of the 2016 election: What happened? Why? What now?

With one of the most contentious elections in recent American history soon to be complete, North Carolinians will no doubt be confronting some important lessons — some painful and some encouraging — from the results. Please join us for a very special Crucial Conversation as NC Policy Watch Director Chris Fitzsimon discusses the election results, where things stand and what’s on the horizon for the progressive movement in North Carolina with a panel of four knowledgeable experts:

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Ten hard truths about North Carolina’s struggling economy

There’s been a great deal of back and forth in various media outlets in recent weeks about the true state of the North Carolina economy. In a powerful op-ed that appeared in Raleigh’s News & Observer last week, N.C. Budget and Tax Center Director Alexandra Sirota detailed why the so-called “Carolina Comeback” is only a rumor for millions of average people and how the state’s obsession with tax cuts has produced precious little in the way of measurable benefits.

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