Local Feature · The Devil's Advocate

North Carolina will vote to opt out of “Obamacare” tomorrow — let Governor McCrory know you’re opposed

Do you want to live in a state where the working poor have health insurance?

Tomorrow, the North Carolina General Assembly will be voting on Senate Bill 4, which would prevent the state of North Carolina from accepting federal money to expand Medicaid.  As a part of “Obamacare,” the federal government is offering states  $9 for every $1 the state spends to provide insurance for those whose income is up 133% of the poverty line.   Medicaid expansion will help our state achieve the goal of health insurance for all North Carolinians.   Some extremists in the General Assembly want to turn down money from the federal government that would allow our state to make sure the working poor can afford healthcare.   

Call Governor Pat McCrory Monday at (919) 733-5811  and let him know you oppose Senate Bill 4.

You can let McCrory know you support Medicaid expansion because …

  • Our state will be stronger when the working poor have health insurance
  • By preventing the uncompensated care that drives up insurance premiums,  Medicaid expansion will make health insurance more affordable for you and your family
  • It doesn’t make sense for NC to allow our federal tax dollars be used to fund this program in other states, but not in our own state
  • We need to focus on jobs:  Medicaid expansion would create 22,000 jobs in our state
  • Because federal match is so generous, Medicaid expansion would save the state budget $65.4 million dollars over the next 8 years, since federal dollars would replace existing state programs

Please let five of your friends know about this issue: turning down this money from the federal government is bad for anyone who pays taxes in North Carolina, has health insurance in North Carolina, or lacks health insurance in North Carolina …. that means you, your family, and all of your neighbors.  

 

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