The “Where’s the Plan?” Day of Action will include six press conferences across the state to demonstrate wide-spread public support and the local impact of this issue. The Day of Action will also encourage supporters to take action via social media and to contact the Governor’s office urging him to demonstrate leadership and show North Carolina citizens a clear plan that closes the coverage gap in our state.
- Asheville, 12:15 PM, Minnie Jones Health Center , parking at McCormick Field, upper or lower lot
- Charlotte, 12:15 PM, Government Center – 600 E. Fourth St.
- Fayetteville, Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St., 12:15 PM
- Greensboro: Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington St., 10:45 AM
- Greenville, Tipsy Teapot, 409 Evans St #B, 10:45 PM
- Raleigh, State Capital, 10:45 AM, 1 E Edenton St
Let’s encourage Governor McCrory to take action on Medicaid Expansion after the Supreme Court decision on the King v Burwell case re: the ACA and Federal Exchange Support.
PDF File for use promoting this event: Medicaid Expansion Day of Action – flyer
or Click-to-Tweet (from MomsRising site on this event)
- Calling on @PatMcCroryNC to expand #Medicaid in NC! 500K North Carolinians can’t wait. #WheresThePlan #NCgov #NCpol
- 500K adults in NC are waiting on @PatMcCroryNC and the #NCLeg to expand Medicaid! #WheresThePlan #NCgov #NCpol
- Today’s the day! Statewide NC day of action to urge @PatMcCroryNC to #ExpandMedicaid. http://moms.ly/blogpost #WheresThePlan
- People across NC are asking @PatMcCroryNC #WheresThePlan? It’s time to #ExpandMedicaid to 500K uninsured North Carolinians! #NCgov #NCpol
NC Justice Center’s Talking Points, released July 2016
Editorial in Greenville Daily Reflector, 7-18-2015:
Editorial: ‘Where’s the plan?’
Demonstrations were staged in cities across North Carolina on Thursday, including Greenville, calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to produce a plan for accepting Medicaid expansion dollars. The governor should do just that.
The “Where’s the Plan” rallies were hosted by health care professionals, advocates and citizens who want McCrory to live up to statements he has made indicating he would announce a Medicaid proposal after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare subsidies.
The Affordable Care Act was designed to cover low-income or part time workers by expanding Medicaid benefits to workers earning up to the federal poverty line. That income level for a single person is a little less than $12,000. It goes up according to household member size.
In North Carolina and other states that have not accepted the Medicaid expansion, however, workers who fall into the earning gap must pay the full cost of health care policies they obviously cannot afford.
The flawed and inadequate ACA is nonetheless the law of the land and it is time for North Carolina lawmakers to oppose the law in ways that do not bring further harm and financial hardship to their own constituents, hospitals and other health care providers.
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