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RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper has written to President Donald J. Trump to ask for key waivers that will allow North Carolina to adapt federal food and healthcare programs to better serve North Carolinians in the COVID-19 crisis.
"We need to get food to children who are now not in school and these waivers will help," said Governor Cooper. "They also will help healthcare providers who need to concentrate on patients, not paperwork."
Food Insecurity Waivers
Governor Cooper has asked for waivers so children and their families who are food insecure can access resources for meals. Waiver request include:
Health Insurance Waivers
Governor Cooper has asked to waive certain requirements of the Medicaid program to help pay for care that may extend longer than usual during the crisis. Waivers are intended to reduce burden on Medicaid and NC Health Choice providers such as doctors and hospitals as well as beneficiaries. Requested waivers include:
The full letter is available here.
Make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).
For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which includes daily updates on positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.