Medicaid expansion matters to educators and students

Prescription to apply for health insurance with personal computing tablet and stethoscope.

Today, as educators gather in Raleigh, one of their five demands this year is to expand Medicaid to improve the health of students and their families. While students themselves would not gain new health care coverage through closure of the coverage gap, research shows that when parents become newly eligible for Medicaid coverage, they also enroll their children in coverage.

Read more about the benefits of Medicaid expansion for our students in the newly released report from the NC Justice Center here.

Suzy Khachaturyan is a Policy Analyst at the Budget and Tax Center, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center.

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