TAKE ACTION! Tell NC Lawmakers, Stop the Medicaid Expansion Blockade
On Friday, January 13, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and Speaker of the House Tim Moore sued both the state and federal department of Health and Human Services to block Governor Cooper’s efforts to extend access to 500,000 North Carolinians.
To quote U.S. Congressman David Price, “For sheer human impact, refusing to expand Medicaid is the worst thing the North Carolina General Assembly has done.”
Research shows that closing the Coverage Gap will not only help create jobs but also help increase business activity in all 100 counties. Medicaid expansion could prevent 1,000 unnecessary deaths annually, help 12,000 veterans receive care, and connect 144,000 North Carolinians to services for untreated behavioral health and substance use disorders.
More importantly, most North Carolinians support plans to fix the health insurance gap. A poll conducted last year shows that both Democrats and Republicans support efforts to expand Medicaid. Overall, 72 percent of respondents wanted a plan to “fix the health insurance gap.”
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Rep. Tim Moore and Sen. Phil Berger not to block efforts to close the coverage gap for 500,000 Tar Heels and create over 40,000 jobs throughout the state.