Over 500,000 people are affected by Governor McCrory’s decision not to expand Medicaid. Over 1000 people die in NC each year as a result of this refusal. Beside the human cost, NC has lost BILLIONS of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs ALL OVER NC by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Governor McCrory officially recognized that he could follow the lead of many Republican Governors across the nation who have expanded Medicaid to help their states. See more at: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/01/07/mccrorys-firm-grasp-of-the-obvious-on-medicaid/
There was a Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day in Raleigh last week, and there is a demonstration at the Governor’s office in Charlotte on Monday, Mar 30, at 5pm.