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.