People in North Carolina are dying because they can’t afford medical treatment, according to an official with the N.C. Justice Center.
Sharon Evans, Medicaid coordinator with the center, spoke on Wednesday at the “Health Care Can’t Wait — Expand Medicaid” vigil, one of 22 such events held across the state.
Severe weather conditions drove the vigil indoors to the Laupus Library at the Brody School of Medicine. It was originally scheduled to take place at Lake Laupus.
The vigils were held to get communities to understand the grave consequences when people don’t have health insurance, Evans said.
“There are people who are dying because they can’t afford to go to the doctor and pay for prescription medication or even get the treatment that they need.” she said.Continue reading...