FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, October 24, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty
Reason #10 Dan Forest is Unfit to Be Gov: Opposes Medicaid Expansion
RALEIGH — With 10 days left until Election Day, Cooper for NC is highlighting one reason that Dan Forest is unfit to be governor with each remaining day. There’s no shortage of reasons, so note that this list isn’t exhaustive. Find even more reasons Forest is unfit to be governor here.
Reason #10: Dan Forest opposes Medicaid expansion, blocking health care coverage for over half a million North Carolinians during the pandemic.
While Forest remains opposed to expansion, Forest has no plan for what he’ll do to insure North Carolinians in the coverage gap.
- “Although he’s made it clear he doesn’t support Medicaid expansion, Forest hasn’t offered a clear alternative. When asked by local reporters to flesh out his position, he refused to do so.” [National Journal, 9/29/2020]
- Forest believes that health care is not an “issue the people of North Carolina really care about.” [WRAL, 9/28/2020]
- During the pandemic, Forest indicated he believes there are some North Carolinians that deserve to be protected, but there are more than 4 million North Carolinians with a pre-existing condition that do not.
- Forest supports repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2012, Forest supported the state opting out of the ACA.