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'Monumental step': NC Medicaid expansion deal made by top lawmakers
RALEIGH, N.C. News — Following months of negotiations, N.C. lawmakers have struck a deal to expand Medicaid coverage.
The final vote in favor of the expansion will mean providing health coverage to about 600,000 North Carolinians. Most are working adults who make too much money to qualify for coverage but can’t afford private insurance.
Within an hour of the vote, Governor Cooper released the following statement:
“An agreement by legislative leaders to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is a monumental step that will save lives and I commend the hard work that got us here. Since we all agree this is the right thing to do, we should make it effective now to make sure we leverage the money that will save our rural hospitals and invest in mental health. I look forward to reviewing the details of the bill.”
CBS 17 has a crew at the General Assembly. Check back later here for the developing updates on the Medicaid expansion deal and what it means for North Carolina families.
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