FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty
“Grace” Underscores Importance of Expanding Medicaid for NC Families
RALEIGH — Today, Cooper for NC released a new spot, “Grace,” highlighting the urgent need for Medicaid expansion, which would provide health care coverage to over half a million North Carolinians, including those who have lost their insurance during the pandemic.
Medicaid expansion would provide coverage for over half a million North Carolinians, create 40,000 jobs, boost the economy by $4 billion, and benefit rural hospitals at no additional cost to the state. 39 states, both red and blue, have expanded Medicaid. Even Mike Pence expanded coverage when he was governor of Indiana.
Liz Doherty, spokesperson for Cooper for NC, said, “Medicaid expansion would provide over half a million North Carolinian families the security of knowing they are insured. No family should have to live in fear.”
[Gov. Cooper]: One of the hardest things about protecting your family is when you can’t afford health insurance.
It’s a reality facing hundreds of thousands of North Carolina families, and that was even before the pandemic hit.
As Governor, I’ll keep fighting to expand Medicaid for working people.
39 states have done it, including Indiana when Mike Pence was Governor.
But the legislature and Dan Forest keep saying no.
I won’t stop because no family should live in fear.