VIDEO: How Medicaid Expansion Helps the Chronically Homeless

By Alexis Lawson

February 2, 2024

Medicaid expansion has provided almost 300,000 North Carolinians with access to healthcare.

Parker Chatham is the Executive Director of Restoration House, a low barrier homeless shelter in Bryson City. He says that Medicaid expansion has especially helped the people he works with each day.

“Medicaid is really going to serve as a bouncing block to access to a lot of different services,” Chatham said.


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  • Alexis Lawson

    Alexis is Cardinal & Pine's social media manager. A passionate writer and storyteller, she is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and celebrating the power of storytelling. She has contributed to a variety of publications, including Business Insider, MetroUk and MadameNoire.



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