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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:26 PM

Have you seen this? Letter to McCrory re: Medicaid Expansion

RALEIGH (January 22, 2013) – More than 70 organizations from around North Carolina released a letter this morning addressed to Governor McCrory, urging him to implement the Medicaid Expansion for low-income individuals under the Affordable Care Act.

As North Carolina begins implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly will have to decide whether to expand health coverage to those of more meager means – about $15,000 in earnings per year for an individual under NC’s Medicaid program.

Groups from across the state, including Duke University Health System, AARP North Carolina, and organizers from the North Carolina Justice Center and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, represent thousands of North Carolinians in their request for expanding Medicaid to the state’s lowest-income citizens under the Affordable Care Act. Under the current NC Medicaid program, if a person between the ages of 18 and 64 does not have a serious disability or is not the parent of young children, they cannot qualify for Medicaid coverage, regardless of how poor they are.

“The decision to expand Medicaid coverage is essential for the health and well-being of children and families across the state,” said Dr. John W. Rusher, MD, president of the NC Pediatric Society. “More than 70 respected organizations recognize the many benefits of expansion and enthusiastically support Medicaid expansion for North Carolina and its residents.”

http://ncjustice.org/?q=health%2Fmedia-release-north-carolina-groups-urge-mccrory-implement-medicaid-expansion

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OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 OP
supernova Jan 2013 #1
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #3
ms liberty Jan 2013 #2
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #4
mmonk Jan 2013 #5

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:32 PM

1. I'm a prime candidate

I made all of about 3k last year, but I am not in any of the qualifying groups. Plus, I'm trying to start a new business.

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Response to supernova (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. Good luck with your new business.

Starting new businesses can really be tough.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:45 PM

2. K&R...n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:57 PM

4. Our goal

should be to make sure this dude is a one term office holder in the state of NC of any kind, he is too dirty to even have an office in the Department of Sanitation.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:05 PM

5. +1

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