A Great Day for North Carolina, As Gov. Cooper Signs Medicaid Expansion Into Law
“The health and wellbeing of North Carolina moms and families is sure to improve now that state legislators passed and Gov. Roy Cooper signed Medicaid expansion into law. Some 600,000 North Carolinians will benefit directly, and many more will reap benefits from this very welcome and long overdue advance. Closing our state’s coverage gap will improve coverage and care for people in rural communities, help close racial health disparities, and improve maternal and infant health and access to mental health and substance abuse services.
“This is a great day for our state. Medicaid expansion will save lives and save the state money. We thank Gov. Cooper for signing it, and House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger for ensuring its passage. Now North Carolina moms are counting on legislators to refrain from including in the state budget anything that would undermine our health and the bipartisan support for this measure.
“Everyone, regardless of zip code, income or race, deserves to be safe and to be able to access health insurance coverage and care. We hope every state that hasn’t yet expanded Medicaid will do so very soon.”