North Carolina Lawmakers Hear Support for Medicaid Expansion

North Carolina Lawmakers Hear Support for Medicaid Expansion

WFAE

March 14, 2022

North Carolina is one of a dozen states that has not taken advantage of the Medicaid expansion option made possible by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Now lawmakers from a bipartisan committee formed to consider the possibility of closing coverage gaps is re-considering the numbers. At its first meeting late last month, Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Winston-Salem) said some Republicans had warmed to the idea, but other GOP colleagues remained “chilly” about the possibility. Nonetheless, Lambeth added, if he did not think minds could be changed, he would not be leading the committee.

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