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WATCH: Governor Cooper explain his plan for Medicaid expansion

Governor Roy Cooper will file the paperwork this week asking the federal government to amend the state’s Medicaid plan, opening door for expansion. While conservative legislators staunchly oppose Medicaid expansion, Cooper told business leaders Wednesday it makes sense fiscally.

North Carolina’s new governor says expansion would bring $2-4 billion in new investment to the state and create between 20,000-40,000 jobs.

Watch Cooper’s remarks below: