FACTSHEET: Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

UPDATED July 2015

North Carolina, along with every other state, has an unprecedented opportunity to expand health coverage to its most vulnerable residents. Currently, 29 states including DC have expanded Medicaid and an additional 6 states are actively planning and discussing extending insurance coverage. The federal government will fund more than 90 percent of this health insurance expansion. So far, legislators in North Carolina, along with the Governor, have blocked these federal funds from expanding access to health care, boosting the state’s economy, and bolstering rural hospitals.

Expanding health insurance in North Carolina would provide coverage to about 500,000 low-income people in the state. More than 300,000 of these people have no other insurance options available to them

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