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Medicaid expansionPointing out that the state’s ongoing refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is harming hundreds of thousands of poor North Carolinians and sending millions of state taxpayer dollars to other states, a group of lawmakers and advocates gathered outside the state Legislative Building this morning to ask that Gov. Pat McCrory call a special session of the General Assembly to revisit the decision.

The event featured State House Democratic Leader, Rep. Larry Hall and State Senator Mike Woodard, as well as Adam Linker of the Justice Center’s Health Access Project and Raleigh physician and free clinic practitioner, Dr. Gary Greenberg (pictured at the podium).

Though highly critical of the Governor’s inaction thus far on the Medicaid issue, both Hall and Woodard expressed a measure of hope that McCrory’s recent rather ambiguous statements about the program Read More

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MEDIA RELEASE: White House selects NC Justice Center’s Adam Searing as “Champion of Change”
The Health Access Coalition director honored for efforts to educate on the Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH (March 21, 2012) – Adam Searing, director of the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition, has been selected by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” part of President Barack Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative. Read More