NC Health News talks about the new Medicaid program

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven

As the Healthy Opportunities Pilot launches, how are organizations using the program to better serve their customers?

We discussed this topic with Sonya Jones, co-founder of Caja Solidaria. As of August 18, Caja Solidaria has 47 applications for the HOP program. Jones believes the program will not only be good 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 low-cost medication, employment and more.

Our third panelist was attorney Madlyn Morreale of Legal Aid of North Carolina. Legal Aid NC provides North Carolinians with housing resources, healthcare and more. helps to find

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 police, courts and other aspects of the criminal justice system…. More Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven

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