The data is alarming: Summer is here, and North Carolina is seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections. North Carolina is one of the 14 states that have hit new highs …
Once it became clear that Brown, Black, and poor communities were being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, pushes to reopen our state began. How does this intersect with healthcare, essential workers, and the need to build multiracial power? Let us explain.
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.
Protect essential workers! Protect North Carolina families! Protect rural hospitals! Sign the petition to expand Medicaid!