The cut-and-sew facility that once housed Brooks Brothers is set to reopen in late August or early September, when Garland Apparel Group LLC officially starts a new chapter for its namesake town. This week, the Garland-based endeavor received a little help from the county.
Good, affordable primary care is the best tool we have to reduce both chronic and temporary health conditions, but as CEO of CommWell Health I know that, sadly, too many North Carolinians don’t have access to these life-saving measures because they are uninsured. More than 500,000 of our working neighbors and friends find themselves in the coverage gap with no affordable option to buy health insurance. They do not qualify for Medicaid but make too little to get a subsidy on the insurance marketplace.
Here’s a riddle: what is a major public issue that, despite its urgency, is so uniquely close to us that we miss it every single day — an issue that’s so close to us as individuals that it’s actually invisible?
When my big brother John flew backwards while leaning on the hind legs of a metal folding chair, he began a chain reaction with the neighbor boys as the dominoes started to fall until the last one made a thundering thump on the floorboards below.