Moral Monday Briefing on Medicaid Expansion Tonight

From the the NC Justice Center and the NAACP today:

On Wednesday, 18 December 2013, the North Carolina NAACP, the Forward Together Moral Movement, and the NC Justice Center will host a Moral Monday Briefing on Medicaid Expansion for the press and public. It will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 Weaver St. Durham, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Congressman David Price, Representative Larry Hall, former Congresswoman Eva Clayton, NC Justice Center’s Policy Analyst Adam Linker, NC NAACP Vice President Carolyn Coleman, President of WNC Health Advocates Leslie Boyd, and a representative from Duke Hospitals have been invited to speak.

The panelists will provide information on how denying Medicaid expansion will affect North Carolina’s economy, healthcare system, and families. It will present another opportunity for Gov. McCrory and our elected officials to learn the depth of the harm that will be caused to our state and residents.

Find more information here.

6 Comments

  1. GOP Rules

    December 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Be sure to include the unfunded liability in the US that is pushing $100 Trillion. There is no way this ponzi scheme lasts too much longer. It might be a better discussion to just focus on what to to after the Medicaid/Medicare thing destructs.

  2. Durkheim

    December 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

    The issue of what to do if Medicaid/Medicare fails _should_ be one of the discussion points. Also an alternative to Medicaid expansion should be put forth. The lack of affordable health care for millions of Americans is real. With the increasing disparate levels of resources in this country, this is a matter of life or death for many citizens.
    What say you, “GOP Rules”? Any ideas? Do we leave our less wealthy Americans to their own recourse? And if we do not address this burgeoning health problem, what impacts might we expect upon not only NC but the entire country?

  3. GOP Rules

    December 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    My idea, trace back to when healthcare costs began to spiral out of control? What entity got involved back in the 1960′s? What programs were put into place? The answer….government came in and skewed the whole system.

    We need to find a market based approach that slides insurance back to being actual insurance. Think about how you insure your car. You do not have Progressive change your oil, wash your car, or rotate your tires. They only step in for catastrophic events that are thosands of dollars. The US needs to go back to competitive health care and somehow get to where you pay the Dr. or some kind of health provider a reasonable amount to be seen. This is happening in many areas where health providers are going to a cash based model that does not rely on the burden of insurance. And this is only one idea that would work great.

  4. Alan

    December 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    GOP Rules,

    But what would the GOP do for fundraising without the wads of money provided to it by big pharma & the health insurers? Cash based model? Please tell me, in which part of the developed world is a ‘cash based model” actually at work? So, what would happen to somone who is (a) poor, and can’t afford the doctor, (b) suffers catastrophic health issues and is bankrupt as a result, etc. etc. etc…?

    Also, “goverment came in and skewed the whole system” What country is it you’re talking about?

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    December 19, 2013 at 8:17 am

    AGOP,
    That same tact is actually being taken by a medical facility near me. They have a small monthly fee, then you can visit for most ailments for $99. That includes any tests and x-rays and many other typical services, as well as some prescriptions. You can also see where competition has helped healthcare once government gets out of the way…think $4 generic prescriptions at Target. Hopefully this type of thing will catch on.

    And Alan, there will never be a lack of $$ coming to both democrats and republicans from these and other interests that hope to influence policy.

  6. GOP Rules

    December 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Alan,
    I am talking about the good ole’ USA, you know the “great society” thing that took place in the late 60′s. That is when government got into the business of healthcare, and if you track cost of healthcare to then…..well I will just let you do your own research because you need to discover it for yourself.