The case for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina has only become more compelling with time.
A new study suggests that it has resulted in fewer middle-aged Americans dying from heart disease.
And, according to abstracts released on June 2 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, it has reduced racial disparities in cancer care.
The man in the photograph doesn’t seem to care.
Specifically, Senate leader Phil Berger is the reason the N.C. Senate passed a budget that does not include Medicaid expansion, which could provide health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.
The N.C. House budget had no such provision, either, even though sound proposals were made to both bodies.
But it’s not a done deal yet. The threat of a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper may finally force Berger’s hand.Continue reading...