Morgan and her mother both have suffered from chronic illness. Morgan knows firsthand the difficulty in obtaining… and keeping… health insurance. She is one of the many North Carolinians that could be covered if we expanded Medicaid… and its not lost her her that her mother might still be with us if we had.
In Jackson County, Down Home member Teri Cole sees issues that we organize around collide: Opioids, COVID19, Poverty and a lack of access to healthcare. But there is one solution that could help all of these crises: Medicaid Expansion.
Even young people like Nichole are hurt by North Carolina refusing to expand Medicaid. While working and going to school, Nichole had to fight to get the vital care she needed– but then she was left with 6 figure debt that will follow her throughout her adult life.
Employer Kyle Coleman knows that with opening a new business comes a great responsibility: To pay his employees well and be a positive force in the community. L
Down Home Jackson County has spearheaded a living wage campaign to certify local employers. Why? Because we know what its like to live on low wages and we know Jackson County can do better.