NC Health News talks new Medicaid program

by Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven

As the Healthy Deals Pilot kicks off, how are organizations using the program to better serve their customers?

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

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

Our third panelist was Madlyn Morreale, an attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina. Legal Aid NC helps North Carolinas find shelter resources, healthcare, 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 for the Asheville Citizen Times, where she reported on the police, courts, and other aspects of the criminal justice system.

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