We’ve Got to Fix Healthcare in NC
Politics aside, healthcare is broken for our most vulnerable citizens. Hundreds and hundreds of the men we serve have too little income – you heard me, too little income – to qualify for a health insurance subsidy. That’s because under the federal healthcare law they are eligible for Medicaid if the state they live in expanded Medicaid coverage. North Carolina did not and now we have a lot of citizens with serious health issues and no access to health insurance. This puts a strain on our healthcare system, even as our major hospitals spend millions of dollars on unreimbursed care. The immediate answer is to get Medicaid expansion implemented in North Carolina. Let’s have the larger conversation about whether the federal law is the right way to go, but, in the meantime, let’s not allow our citizens experiencing homelessness to suffer needlessly.