Nonpartisan foundation reports and poll after poll have shown both the sanity in expanding Medicaid and the public’s support for it. Such a policy would potentially benefit half a million North Carolinians of all ages with no access to adequate health care. Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion would bring in billions of federal dollars to North Carolina for hospitals and doctors to treat insured patients. The cost to the state would never be more than 10 percent of the expense, a bargain by any reckoning.

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