Coming up on Thursday, child advocates, doctors, and health care activists will gather at the state capital to urge Governor Pat McCrory to present his proposal for expanding health insurance coverage in North Carolina.
Organizers say this week’s “Where’s the Plan?” Day of Action is intended to send a clear message to the governor that the 500,000 hard-working North Carolinians who fall in the Medicaid coverage gap can’t afford to wait any longer.
Also that day, the Georgetown Center for Children and Families will release a report highlighting the urgency of this issue to parents and children in North Carolina.
Click below to hear Policy Watch’s recent radio interview with Adam Linker, co-director of the Health Access Coalition, discussing the need for Gov. McCrory to catch-up with other states that have already created state-specific plans for Medicaid expansion.
For more on the importance of Medicaid, read today’s Fitzsimon File: The forgotten starting point for Medicaid “reform”.
Thursday’s press event in Raleigh will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the State Capital (South Side), 1 E. Edenton Street. Similar events will take place Thursday in Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro, Greenville, and Fayetteville.