As many as 13,000 to twenty,000 Medicaid recipients might quickly get assist with meals and shelter every month. On March 15, North Carolina will launch the Wholesome Alternatives Pilot, a $650 million experiment to check whether or not the federal government ought to spend well being care cash to deal with social issues to enhance well being.

“No person has completed this earlier than,” stated Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, the state’s chief medical officer. “We’re attempting to purchase well being, not entry to well being care,” she advised a digital viewers organized by Impression Well being, which can run the pilot

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