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Missed Opportunity


Last updated 10/20/2021 at 12:54pm



At their Oct. 11 meeting, County Commissioners had the opportunity to support Medicaid expansion. North Carolina is one of only 12 states which has not expanded Medicaid.

Having run mental health clinics for 23 years in Mississippi and Texas, I know the trauma of mental illness and addiction. Many blame mental illness for gun violence. Medicaid expansion would provide affordable health care to an additional 1,983 Transylvania County and 624,000 State residents (Cone Health Foundation), many of whom need mental health treatment.

As an Episcopal priest for 22...

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