Submitted By: Liz Millar, update by Gary Greenberg
If you arrived at this internal page in www.HealthCareForAllNC.org from www.ExpandMedicaidNowNC.org , the explanation is that we have closed the petition at the original site, and are (even more) pessimist about moving the NC Legislature to accept this Federal program expanding care access to the state’s 300,000-500,000 low-income non-disabled adults.
We are currently concentrating on broader efforts to educate the public about Expand and Improve Medicare opportunities in NC and the nation.
Barriers to access for quality and affordable health care especially affect low-income adults in North Carolina. Those without enough money for private insurance (even subsidized) and who don’t qualify for Medicaid are often left without needed care and preventive services. Several congregations (listed below) have joined the NC Council of Churches in the call to expand Medicaid and to bring health care access to all. The initiative, previously funded through MoveOn.org, is now supported through a generous grant of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The grant will enable educational presentations to congregations and faith-based communities interested to know more about the benefits and potential costs of Medicaid Expansion.
The NC Council of Churches has published two thoughtful essays by our Faith Outreach Coordinator about the need and opportunities for MCD-Expansion:
- Medicaid Expansion Benefits Everyone in NC 3/2/16
- State Medicaid Reform Could Be an Opportunity for Expansion 3/16/16
To inquire about setting up a presentation for your faith-based community, please contact Liz Millar at email@example.com.
For information about enacting the resolution at a new congregation (or to let us know that your faith community or congregation has already endorsed NC’s Medicaid Expansion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilly Branch Baptist Church of Lumberton passed their Resolution in August 2016
Hester Chapel Baptist Church of Fairmont passed their Resolution in August 2016
|Greenville Monthly Friends Meeting, Greenville|
|Holy Ghost Deliverance Church, Grimesland|
|Keyesville AME Zion Church, 1596 Highland Drive, Washington|
|Radiant Life Church, 2001 Charles Blvd., Greenville|
|St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 401 E 4th Street, Greenville|
|Saint Peters Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road, Greenville|
|Sycamore Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., Greenville|
|Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive, Greenville|
|Pitt County Interfaith Clergy Council||Note the 8 congregations listed above endorsed this Resolution on 4/26/16|
|First Baptist Church of Lumberton 504 W. 2nd Street passed their resolution 4/24/16.|
|Calvary Victory Ministries of Troy, NC passed a resolution announced in this letter in March 2016.|
|Kehillah Synagogue of Chapel Hill. Their resolution was approved March 2016.|
|Covenant Presbyterian Church of Durham. Their resolution is dated February, 2014.|
|Reconciliation Church in Chapel Hill adopted the same resolution as the Town Council of Chapel Hill|
|United Church of Chapel Hill resolution is date February 22, 2014.|
|Community United Church of Christ, Raleigh. Their resolution is dated May, 2014.|
|Raleigh’s Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church announced in June 2014 that they ratified this Resolution to expand Medicaid at their May Session meeting.|
|Judea Reform Congregation, Durham synagogue’s letter to Governor McCrory, including the 10/28/14 Resolution|
|Carolina Jews for Justice is a Jewish, grassroots network committed to creating a just, fair and compassionate North Carolina. Their board endorsed the Resolution 2/1/15.|