Attorney General Josh Stein knows that healthcare is a top priority for many Americans. Access to healthcare can be a matter of life and death and is absolutely crucial in the effort to build a stronger North Carolina. During his time in office, Josh has consistently fought to protect the Affordable Care Act, maintaining health insurance coverage for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.
Josh has dedicated himself to battling the opioid epidemic, working across state and party lines to form a coalition of attorneys general to fight the crisis. Josh teamed up with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to create the More Powerful NC campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the impact of the opioid epidemic.
Josh sued manufacturers like Purdue Pharma and Mallinckrodt as well as the Sackler family for their role in putting millions of Americans at risk. These lawsuits bring vital resources back to the state of North Carolina for opioid addiction treatment and prevention.
Josh was the first state attorney general to sue JUUL, along with eight other major vaping companies, for consistently and aggressively targeting minors and failing to request age verification for the sale of their products. Josh’s work to increase awareness and limit unlawful advertising has been critical in the fight to slow teen addiction rates.
Josh and the Medicaid Investigations Division also protect North Carolinians’ health by investigating and prosecuting health care providers and facilities that take advantage of Medicaid funds, steal from patients, and physically abuse patients.