May 30, 2019/Press

Medicaid May: Support Piles Up For Expansion, Still Crickets From Dan Forest

RALEIGH  Tomorrow is the last day of May, and over the course of the month, support has piled up for Medicaid expansion. It’s not surprising. Expansion would benefit over half a million North Carolinians. Meanwhile, Dan Forest has remained silent.

Throughout the month of May, and as budget negotiations ramp up, newspapers across the state have highlighted the fight for Medicaid expansion, including the News & Observer, Greensboro News & Record editorial boardWRALState Port PilotWSOC-TVWTVD-TVFayetteville Observer and their editorial boardWinston-Salem JournalNC Health NewsBlueRidgeNow.com, and more.

Here’s a look back at the diverse groups and people from every corner of this state – and on both sides of the aisle – who have recently thrown their support behind Medicaid expansion:

  1. Not Dan Forest
  2. North Carolina Business Council
  3. Conservatives
  4. Early childhood educators
  5. Physicians
  6. CEOs
  7. Rural hospital executives
  8. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson
  9. The Majority Of North Carolinians

This WTVD headline notes, “Governor Cooper continues to push for Medicaid expansion.” So where does Dan Forest stand?

Will Dan Forest stand with these
groups 
and the majority of North
Carolinians 
who support
Medicaid expansion?

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