The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is drafting a Medicaid reform waiver application – the document needed to get federal approval – and is asking for public input about Medicaid reform. Since we believe that Medicaid expansion is an essential part of Medicaid reform we want to make our voices heard!

Public hearings will take place at the dates and locations listed at the end of this email. We strongly encourage League members to attend, and comment on why Medicaid expansion coupled with reform is critical for North Carolina’s future.

If you want to speak up at the meeting, but are not sure what to say, here are some talking points to take with you:

  • 500,000 North Carolinians are currently without access to healthcare because of North Carolina’s failure to expand Medicaid.
  • As you review options for Medicaid reform, I urge to you to develop a plan for North Carolina that closes the Medicaid coverage gap for good!
  • Let all low income North Carolinian’s benefit from the health improvements and cost savings from Medicaid reform!
  • According to a recent study, by 2020 Medicaid expansion would create 43,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in new tax revenue, and would allow 500,000 people access to affordable healthcare.
  • In addition to the economic benefits, expanding Medicaid would save as many as 1,000 lives in our state every single year.
  • Closing the gap makes sense economically and morally. It is just the right thing to do.
  • Now that Medicaid reform is in motion, it is time to expand coverage to 500,000 hard-working North Carolinians.

If you cannot attend any of the public hearings, you can make your voice heard right from home! Tell Governor McCrory and the General Assembly that Medicaid reform needs to include the 500,000 North Carolinians who are in the healthcare coverage gap. Click this link to add your comments:

We hope to see you there!

March 30, 2016
McKimmon Center
Room 6
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

March 31, 2016
Union County Dept. of Social Services
1212 W. Roosevelt Boulevard
Monroe, NC 28110
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

March 31, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College, Merancas Campus
11930 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

April 5, 2016
Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

April 6, 2016
Holiday Inn Express
1943 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

April 6, 2016
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

April 7, 2016
Guilford County Health & Human Services
1203 Maple Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

April 8, 2016
Forsyth County Department of Public Health
Meeting Room 1 & 2
799 North Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 13, 2016
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
McNeill Hall Lecture Hall
601 S. College Road
Wilmington NC 28403
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

April 14, 2016
Greenville Convention Center
Emerald Ballroom
303 SW Greenville Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 16, 2016
College of the Albemarle
AE 208
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 18, 2016
Moore Hall Auditorium
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Click the link to learn more about the NCHHS public hearings, including locations: If you would like to educate yourself on the reasons our state needs Medicaid expansion now visit

Thank you for support!