Uncategorized

Sign petition: NC should expand Medicaid under Obamacare

Yesterday a large number of groups released a letter urging Governor McCrory to expand Medicaid under Obamacare to allow people making under $15,000 a year in income to get health coverage.  Our friends at Action NC have a petition for individuals to sign too urging the Governor to act on this commonsense change, paid for entirely by the federal government for the first three years (the feds pay 90% of the costs into the future).  500,000 of our fellow citizens are counting on NC to let them get quality health care for the first time on January 1, 2014.  Let’s help.

2 Comments


  1. Anne Whisnant

    January 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This is an important step that can be taken to help North Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens. Please do it!

  2. Jan Innes

    January 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Don’t forget that Medicaid is subject to recoupment from the estate, so that one day the money does come back if the person ever gets out of poverty. Some recompense for the taxpayer. Sort of like an interest free loan. Kind of scary for the children and grandchildren who could have to sell off the farm or who could end up getting nothing after settlement. Just a thought. Everyone needs full information.
    PS, Don’t think I’ll sign.

Check Also

Senator Richard Burr: Makes up his own facts about NC Medicaid in order to criticize it

North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Chapel Hill became the latest front in a battle over Confederate monuments Tuesday night, as hundred [...]

North Carolina voters’ message to lawmakers Tuesday evening was clear: they’re unhappy with their re [...]

State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement refuses to disclose any details of probe into alle [...]

Senate favors form of merit selection for judges as alternative to House judicial redistricting bill [...]

Every so often in our political discourse comes a moment that presents elected officials with a crys [...]

Justices will hear Cooper v. Berger and Moore next week and the stakes couldn’t be much higher One o [...]

The post Monument to the ‘Party of Limited Government & Local Control’ appeared first on NC Poli [...]

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court infamously upheld the legality of racial segregation and “Jim Crow” [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more