RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen listened to the health care concerns of childcare providers during a round table discussion at the Andrews-London House in Raleigh Wednesday.
Democratic Governor Cooper touted Medicaid expansion, which would benefit half a million people in the state, during the event.
“Thirty-seven other states have done it,” Governor Cooper said to the childcare providers. “They’ve seen the benefits of more people being covered.”
“I can’t go to a primary care and pay $150 to $200,” said Eryka Plocki, during the round table discussion.
Plocki is an early childhood teacher in Wake Forest. The mother of four said she makes too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to pay for her own health insurance.Continue reading...