Happy New Year! Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Racist Voter ID Law

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In an order dated December 31, 2019, Judge Loretta C. Biggs ruled that North Carolina’s racist voter identifcation law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and entered a preliminary injunction against its enforcement. Judge Biggs ruled the plaintiffs had satisfied each element required to support the issuance … Read More

Get Private Health Insurance Out of Medicare

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Get Private Health Insurance Out of Medicare. Professors Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan of Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy have written in a New York Times op-ed that the involvement of private health insurers in providing Medicare benefits has greatly increased the complexity of the program and, as a result, the burden on consumers. Herd and Moynihan wrote: Private insurers … Read More

Support North Carolina Legislation to Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap

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Support North Carolina legislation to close the Medicaid gap. Yesterday, on the first day of the 2019 session, North Carolina legislators introduced Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 5, which would raise the eligibility ceiling for citizens to qualify for Medicaid. The Bills would provide Medicaid coverage to those who have modified adjusted gross income that is at or below … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case

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The United States Supreme Court will again take up unresolved constitutional questions about partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina and Maryland. The Court agreed to consider rulings from two lower court cases that found that congressional maps in those states violated the rights of voters. Partisan gerrymandering is an abomination. Hopefully, the Court will uphold the two decisions, both from the … Read More