Care4Carolina launched its’ Business Advisory Council on September 23, 2020 with business leaders from across the state sharing the message that closing NC’s health insurance gap is the top policy priority for NC’s economic recovery and for a strong business climate.
“There is no other single policy solution that the legislature can enact that will bring this level of funding to our local economies, stabilize our healthcare system, and benefit our economy” notes Patrick Woodie, President of the NC Rural Center and Chair of the Business Advisory Council. “There are over $7 billion federal dollars that will flow to NC when we close the health insurance gap. This will generate 37,000 new jobs, generate $7.4 billion in gross revenues and $106 million in county tax revenues just from 2020 to 2022. How can we leave these funds sitting in Washington DC at a time when we need to bring in every penny we can to help North Carolinians get back on their feet, strengthen our local economies, and make NC competitive?”
Click here for the list of Business Advisory Council Members names and titles.
The Council is communicating six economic benefits of finding a solution for NC’s uninsured:
Council members are reaching out to business and community leaders to discuss the economic benefits to their communities and to urge the legislature to take action. If you are interested in joining the Business Advisory Council to make this a top policy priority, please complete this form and Meg Molloy, Business and Community Leader Engagement, will be in touch!