SALISBURY — The Rev. Dr. Regina Dancy knows that some students at her workplace, Hood Theological Seminary, use their prayers to ask God to keep them from getting sick.
If students need medical attention, they may have to choose between essentials such as food and seeking health care because of their lack of health insurance. Their workplace may not be able to provide it, but they also do not make little enough to qualify for Medicaid.
About 60 people gathered around this issue for a Health Care Can’t Wait vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Rowan County administrative building in downtown Salisbury.
“This is the work that God has called us to do today,” said the Rev. Ladale Bensen to applause. “Because it is right.”
The North Carolina Justice Center, a left-leaning research and advocacy organization, planned the vigils in 22 cities and towns across the state. The Salisbury Circle of the Poor People’s Campaign organized the vigil here.Continue reading...