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Guest Column: Three Things N.C. Must Do To Fight COVID-19


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:23pm

This moment is unprecedented. In North Carolina, COVID-19 will likely infect millions, kill thousands, leave thousands unemployed and devastate families financially. We can do three things now to protect the health and financial security of everyone in North Carolina:

1.We must expand Medicaid. Expansion would cover 500,000 residents who do not have health insurance.

Thousands of uninsured people will become infected. Their choice is to seek care they cannot pay for, incur costs that will not be reimbursed to hospitals and add financial pressure to our health care system. Or they don’t...

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