Medicaid Changes Will Leave Some Locals Uninsured - Brevard NC
Last updated 9/11/2013 at 1:15pm
North Carolina legislators’ decision to “opt out” of the federally funded Medicaid expansion will leave a significant portion of Transylvania County residents uninsured, according to Adam Linker, a policy analyst at the N.C. Justice Center, a consumer advocacy group.
Linker was speaking to roughly 75 people at the Transylvania County Library last month. The state’s decision to opt out of the Medicaid expansion was approved in February as part of Senate Bill 4, a bill co-sponsored by N.C. Sen. Tom Apodaca, who represents Transylvania County.
Medicaid is the federal health program f...