Call on the NC General Assembly and Governor Cooper to cover people without insurance

Call on the NC General Assembly and Governor Cooper to cover people without insurance

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Sam Farmer started this petition to Governor Roy Cooper and

As a North Carolinian, I urge you to expand Medicaid and ensure more North Carolinians with low incomes can get the health care they need.

By closing the coverage gap through legislation this year, North Carolina should draw down the full federal funding available, cover all those in the coverage gap, and not put in place costly administrative barriers to access that could prove illegal.

Moving to close the coverage gap is urgent. You have the power to provide people from the mountains to the sea with the health care they need.

North Carolina is one of 12 states that has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If Medicaid is expanded in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration estimates that 624,000 residents would become newly eligible for coverage. A significant number of them (estimates range from 215,000 to nearly half a million) are currently in the coverage gap, with no realistic access to health insurance at all, unless Medicaid is expanded.

There have been repeated efforts to move North Carolina Medicaid enrollees to managed care plans as well as expand Medicaid eligibility in North Carolina as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. The move to managed care – called the “Medicaid transformation project” was delayed, but is moving ahead as of July 2021. However, the same bill that established the new effective date for the move to managed care again rejected the ACA expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina.

We urge you to act for the health and well-being of our communities and state.

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