GOP leaders in the General Assembly finally budged on expanding healthcare options for 600,000 North Carolinians, but the bill is not without partisan games.
For more than a decade, Republicans blocked a federally-funded expansion of healthcare to a half-million North Carolinians. On Thursday, they finally budged.
Biden’s plan would increase the Medicare tax rate on Americans earning above $400,000 from 3.8% to 5% to help keep Medicare solvent into the 2050s. No one earning under $400,000 a year would pay a dime more in taxes, under Biden’s plan.
Medicaid expansion has been shown to save lives, improve postpartum maternal health outcomes, expand access to mental healthcare and substance use, and prevent rural hospitals from closing.
Abortion rights advocates have increased their efforts in recent weeks to highlight just how perilous abortion access is in North Carolina.
The state House approved a bill to expand Medicaid access to 600,000 more North Carolina residents on Wednesday.
Instead, Stein will argue that federal regulations protecting access to abortion pills override North Carolina's state-level restrictions.
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