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)
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.”