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NC Medicaid Success: 90% of children in NC already have health coverage

DSC_0005It’s an often overlooked part of the debate over accepting federal money to expand Medicaid to more families in NC under national health reform.  The huge majority of children in NC have health coverage and can go see the doctor when they need to.  90% of kids have coverage, with 37% of kids in our state covered by Medicaid – and this despite the continuing job loss and poverty across NC.  (4% of kids get coverage through their family’s military or VA policies  and 50% have coverage through an employer or individual plan.)

Rough times are hard on families – but for most families in NC, those rough times don’t have to include not being able to take the kids to the doctor – all thanks to NC’s successful, award winning Medicaid program.

So, our challenge under health reform is to get all parents enrolled in coverage – whether through the new health exchange starting on October 1, or through expanding NC Medicaid to families just as soon as possible so lower-income parents and single adults can be covered too.  Governor McCrory – are you listening?

2 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    August 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Good job Republicans.

  2. Jack

    August 2, 2013 at 9:27 am

    So you are in favor of the Affordable Care Act since it would have the same results?

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