Read more about Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do in the following articles, among other places. Also no state would fare worse than North Carolina, where 1.3 million in NC could lose health insurance under Senate health plan.
While even President Trump described the House Trumpcare bill as ‘mean,’ his colorful verdict is an uncommon understatement as it applies to the House and Senate bills’ treatment of women’s healthcare. Trumpcare is ‘cruel’ to women, and especially harsh to North Carolinians.
NC is proposing big changes to ‘reform’ Medicaid, and now is the time to give input on it. NC DHHS is seeking additional public input from April 25 to 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2017 on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”). In person meetings are being held in May. Link to more information and DHHS notice here.
Take action on devastating Trumpcare/AHCA bill. . It will devastate those who will no longer be able to afford health care, those kicked off Medicaid, those with pre-existing conditions. The CBO estimated over 24 MILLION PEOPLE would lose health care based on the March 2017 version of this bill – which got worse, not better.
NC NOW’s latest legislative update with information on the first bill moving Medicaid expansion forward (finally, although not great), two bills on abortion, ERA updates, lawsuit updates, bill tracking and more.
NC NOW legislative update #6 includes damage from the Trump administration’s new interpretation of Title IX, lawsuit updates, and bill tracking. Topics of bills include 3 interfering with access to abortion, multiple bills on HB2, two on ERA, and bills to raise the minimum wage. More than 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women in NC.
Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.
Summary of LWV’s Medicaid Expansion panel that included medical professionals, an insurance professional and a legislator. Got background info on Medicaid, costs, information on a detailed study with county by county benefits published in Dec 2014. This study concluded that expanding Medicaid in NC would lead to nearly $22 billion in increased business!!
Join NC NOW chapters in the 10th annual Historic Thousands on Jones St March and Rally on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016.
2 important protest events this week – dramatic die-in on NC’s continued refusal to expand Medicaid and even larger protest of HB318 which targets immigrants, veterans, part time workers, and other vulnerable populations.