RALEIGH (March 2, 2023) – In a huge win for North Carolina, Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger announced today that they have reached a deal to expand Medicaid. North Carolina is one of only 11 states without expansion, and the agreement is a significant victory for our state.

While we celebrate that the two chambers have finally reached this historic agreement we are disappointed that the fate of Medicaid expansion will be tied to the passage of a state budget.

Over half a million North Carolinians need to access lifesaving healthcare now, and we urge the N.C. General Assembly to make Medicaid expansion effective immediately upon passage of House Bill 76.