The Transylvania Times -

Expanding Medicaid

 

March 25, 2019



The state General Assembly should seriously consider expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.

The reasons for expanding Medicaid are numerous and widespread while the reasons for not expanding Medicaid are primarily theoretical.

In the past, the state legislature has declined to even discuss expanding Medicaid. Some legislators have claimed the federal government, which pays for 90 percent or more of the Medicaid expansion, would reduce its payments, thus shifting the financial burden to the state. That reason, however, is hypothetical and becomes less likely as more states expand Medicaid....



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