Just released this afternoon:
RALEIGH (January 22, 2013) – More than 70 organizations from around North Carolina released a letter this morning addressed to Governor McCrory, urging him to implement the Medicaid Expansion for low-income individuals under the Affordable Care Act.
As North Carolina begins implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly will have to decide whether to expand health coverage to those of more meager means – about $15,000 in earnings per year for an individual under NC’s Medicaid program.
Groups from across the state, including Duke University Health System, AARP North Carolina, and organizers from the North Carolina Justice Center and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, represent thousands of North Carolinians in their request for expanding Medicaid to the state’s lowest-income citizens under the Affordable Care Act. Under the current NC Medicaid program, if a person between the ages of 18 and 64 does not have a serious disability or is not the parent of young children, they cannot qualify for Medicaid coverage, regardless of how poor they are. Read More…