Laila Bell

NC Scores Vary on Child Health Report Card

North Carolina broke a record for number of children covered by health insurance. According to the 2017 NC Child Health Report Card, nearly 96 percent of children in the state have coverage. The report is issued annually by organizations North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and NC Child. “This is significant,” said Laila Bell, NC Child Director of Research and Data. “Because we know that health insurance really does promote children’s best health, by allowing them to access critical medical care when they are ill, by also giving them access to the preventative care that helps them from getting...

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