The opioid epidemic has devastated North Carolina families, driving thousands of children into foster care, according to a new report by NC Child. Statewide, parental substance misuse was a contributing factor to children entering foster care in 39 percent of cases in SFY 2016-17, a 50 percent increase since SFY 2007-08. The report argues that unaffordable health insurance puts treatment out of reach for many struggling to overcome opioid addiction. Closing the health insurance coverage gap could give parents the prevention and treatment options they need to provide a safe, stable environment for their children.
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Together we can make North Carolina a place where every child gets the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
New #Leandro report says it will take over $1 billion of investments in #EarlyChildhood education to ensure a sound basic education for all #NC children.
The good news: That $1B will have HUGE return on investment.
This harmful policy won’t help parents get a job, but will put #SC parents and their children at risk of losing their health insurance. Sad day for our neighbors in South Carolina. @GeorgetownCCF #Medicaid #healthcare #kidshealth