Hundreds of thousands still fall into ‘Medicaid gap’ in North Carolina

North Carolina among 19 states rejecting federal funds for Medicaid expansion. Panel of experts will discuss ‘Closing the Coverage Gap in NC: Where We Go From Here’.

News Story (North Carolina)

Karen Garloch
Charlotte Observer
March 8, 2016

Tags: Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) (North Carolina)


She falls into what’s called “the Medicaid gap.”

Her income is too low to qualify for a subsidy, and because she’s not disabled and doesn’t have small children, she doesn’t qualify for coverage under the state’s Medicaid program for low-income and disabled residents.

“She’s really just the face of a much larger crisis in North Carolina,” said Madison Hardee, a lawyer with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. “We have hundreds of thousands of people in her same situation.”