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NY Times features powerful video highlighting NC Medicaid vigils

In case you missed it yesterday, the New York Times featured a powerful four-minute video (see below) highlighting the Medicaid blockade in North Carolina and the recent vigils in 22 locations across the state to demand that lawmakers close the coverage gap. As the article that accompanied the video explained:

Millions of Americans fall into the Medicaid gap, earning too much to qualify for Medicaid yet too little to afford private insurance or receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Across the country, 4.5 million would stand to benefit from Medicaid expansion. In North Carolina, the Democratic governor is championing Medicaid expansion for 500,000 people, while Republicans in the State Legislature are blocking the measure. In this video Op-Ed, those affected argue that Medicaid expansion is necessary. If the Legislature continues to block health care access, Republicans risk votes in 2020.

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