NC Health News talks about the new Medicaid program

by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven

As the Healthy Opportunities Pilot takes off, how are organizations using the program to better serve their clients?

We discussed this topic with Sonya Jones, co-founder of Caja Solidaria. As of August 18, Caja Solidaria has 47 referrals for the HOP program. Jones believes the program will not only be good for her clients, but also for the health of the community.

Amy Upham also joined the discussion as executive director of the Eleanor Health Foundation. The foundation connects people with substance use disorder and other mental illnesses to things like affordable medicine, employment and more.

Our third panelist was Madlyn Morreale, an attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina. Legal Aid NC helps North Carolinians find resources for housing, health care and more.

NC Health News Medicaid and rural health reporter Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven moderated the panel.

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Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven covers rural health and Medicaid. She previously worked at the Asheville Citizen Times where she reported on police, courts and other aspects of the criminal justice system…. More by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven

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