When We Expand Medicaid in 2019
Hundreds of thousands of North Carolina families will finally be able to see a doctor when they need one.
Our state will see an increase in economic growth and job creation
We will bring tax money home from Washington, D.C.
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More than half a million North Carolinians can’t see a doctor when they need one because reliable health insurance is out of reach. North Carolina can take advantage of available federal funding to expand Medicaid, as 37 other states have done - including our neighbors in Virginia.
Healthcare Can’t Wait
It’s time for North Carolina to expand Medicaid. Hardworking families should be able to see a doctor when they need one. Let’s make 2019 the year that North Carolina joins the majority of states that have expanded Medicaid.
N.C. citizens support expanding Medicaid by a margin of 2 to 1. We need to join the vast majority, 75% of states, that have protected their voters with Medicaid expansion.
Bring Dollars Home
It’s our turn to bring federal dollars back to North Carolina. By expanding Medicaid, we’ll bring more of our tax money home from Washington, D.C. every year – funds that have been going to other states instead.
This will help pay for the Medicaid expansion, boost our economy and create thousands of new jobs here in North Carolina.
The measure will also save money by significantly reducing state and county costs for treating uninsured patients in emergency rooms, the most expensive way to provide care. That means hospitals in rural areas won’t face closure because of the massive cost of providing uncompensated care to North Carolinians who have no insurance.
Grow Our Economy
Medicaid expansion would create thousands of new jobs and generate billions for our state’s economy annually.Healthier workers mean a healthier economy.
We Can’t Wait
Without Medicaid expansion, hardworking North Carolina families face serious financial hardship.
For example, a parent with two children who earns $10,000 a year makes too much for Medicaid in North Carolina. But buying private health insurance in the marketplace is far out of reach. That doesn’t make any sense. This means people often go without the basic health care they need.
A baker in Wilmington works hard to earn $17,000 a year, but earns too much for Medicaid. It’s time to fix that. Healthcare can’t wait!
A family of four in Raleigh that earns $19,000 makes too much for Medicaid. It’s time to fix that. Healthcare can’t wait!
A woman taking care of her aging mother in Lumberton can’t see a doctor when she needs to. It’s time to fix that. Healthcare can’t wait!
Healthcare Can't Wait Stories
These are real stories of real people being impacted by lack of access to reliable health coverage. Add your story on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HealthcareCantWait
Keoshia works in early education at Trinity Daycare Center in Goldsboro, NC. She is a single woman with no children and is currently uninsured. She recalls that the last time she had insurance was when she received Medicaid as a …
Cassandra is the owner of two five-star childcare facilities located in Johnston and Wake Counties. Prior to entering into the childcare field, she worked in corporate America and sees how the lack of access to health insurance impacts teachers and …
Shanitha has worked at Trinity Day Care in Goldsboro, NC for five years taking care of infants. She has three children of her own, all of whom receive Medicaid. Thanks to the coverage, one of her children can receive treatment …