Closing the health insurance coverage gap by expanding access to Medicaid would:

  • Cover roughly half a million North Carolinians who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get help to buy a private plan.
  • Reduce the number of uninsured, including working families and veterans.
  • Equip NC to address the opioid epidemic by providing access to substance use disorder treatment and behavioral health services.
  • Increase access to low-cost primary care and preventive screenings, which reduces dependence on emergency rooms and increases diagnoses of and treatment for medical conditions.
  • Create jobs and economic activity for our entire state.
  • Recruit billions in federal funding, increase state revenue — in turn practically paying for itself.
  • Reduce uncompensated care costs for our struggling rural hospitals.
  • Promote financial security for patients by reducing medical debt.
  • Reduce premiums for half a million North Carolinians who buy their own individual private health plans.