Medicaid insurance

Quick Points

  • North Carolina has one of the largest uninsured populations in the United States.
  • The coverage gap refers to people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to get help in the private insurance marketplace.
  • The coverage gap affects those in the working class who are uninsured, as they are more likely to face high out-of-pocket costs that can also lead to medical debt.
  • Medicaid expansion would relieve pressure on rural hospitals by reducing the amount of uncompensated care rural hospitals provide to the uninsured.
  • Black and Brown communities represent more than half of the uninsured population in North Carolina.
  • If North Carolina expands Medicaid, over 600,000 people would gain coverage.

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