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Republicans Health Insurance Disaster


Last updated 9/14/2020 at 3:36pm

Health insurance is a disaster in western North Carolina, and it is a pothole of the Republicans’ own making. The working poor are stuck in a gap of making too much for Medicaid, yet can’t afford insurance, and it’s not offered by their employer. With COVID-19 layoffs, other workers are losing their employee-based insurance. These are small business people and their employees - child care, restaurants and construction. They are struggling in many ways.

Republicans, including 48th District Senator Chuck Edwards, have been stalwart in their opposition of Medicaid expansion because i...

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