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A Medicaid expansion explainer, as state prepares for rollout later this week

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After years of debate and months of delays, North Carolina will expand Medicaid coverage this Friday. Some North Carolinians will be eligible for the government program for the first time. Others have been waiting to sign up through the new provision after losing eligibility when pandemic emergency coverage ended earlier this year.

Jaymie Baxley of North Carolina Health News tells co-host Jeff Tiberii about the details of the expansion and the potential challenges of implementing coverage for an expected 600,000 more people in the state.

Guest

Jaymie Baxley, North Carolina Health News reporter

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
Rachel McCarthy is a producer for "Due South." She previously worked at WUNC as a producer for "The Story with Dick Gordon." More recently, Rachel was podcast managing editor at Capitol Broadcasting Company where she developed narrative series and edited a daily podcast. She also worked at "The Double Shift" podcast as supervising producer. Rachel learned about audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Prior to working in audio journalism, she was a research assistant at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.