In this Health Care Half Hour, NCHN rural health reporter Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven talks with Joonu-Noel Andrews Coste, Attorney with Disability Rights North Carolina, and Delia Bailey, a parent advocate. They discuss the challenges NC children with both behavioral health needs and developmental disabilities face when trying to access care, and how this challenge looks different when a child has Medicaid versus when they have private insurance.
For more on this subject, you can find Clarissa’s previous reporting here:
Health Care Half Hour is a monthly conversation between one of our reporters and health care experts, held on the third Thursday of every month. Previous sessions include a conversation on the use and overuse of involuntary commitment in North Carolina, a talk with infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wohl on the Delta variant and an examination of how hog farming in eastern NC has affected communities of color.