CHARTBOOK: Understanding Medicaid and Its Impact in North Carolina

By Luis A. Toledo, Policy Analyst
March 2017

Created in 1965, Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income families and individuals, including children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.

  • Medicaid is for people with disabilities who can’t work or have no other way to get health insurance.
  • Medicaid helps seniors pay for nursing home care and other long-term care that Medicare does not cover.
  • Medicaid is for low-income children whose parents cannot get insurance through their work.
  • Medicaid is a low-cost health insurance option for low-income, working families who cannot afford insurance or get it through their job.

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Medicaid Background

What Medicaid Provides

Medicaid Process & Key Entities

Medicaid Financing

Medicaid Costs

Who Gets Medicaid in NC?

Who Can Get Medicaid in NC?

Medicaid Income Guidelines

How Restrictive is NC's Program?

Medicaid Recipients by County

Medicaid Providers Across NC

NC's Health Insurance Coverage Gap

Demographics in the Coverage Gap

Workers in Key Sectors

Veterans in the Coverage Gap

State Coverage Gains Across U.S.

Medicaid Protects NC

Consequences of Rejecting Expansion

Keeping Hospitals Open in Rural NC

Healthy Workforce for NC



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