Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina | Politics

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina |  Politics
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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of ​​expanding the state’s Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Legislative approval finally appears within reach.

During the General Assembly session that ended July 1, the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed separate, bipartisan measures by wide margins that would put the state on the path to Medicaid expansion. Some details remain to be worked out, but there’s a real opportunity to hammer out a compromise by year’s end.

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