Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion with Governor Cooper

Health Justice

Since the first door we knocked on in 2017, rural North Carolinians have been ringing the alarm about health care in our state. 

Too many poor and working people can’t go to the doctor when they are sick. They either lack coverage or can’t pay the copays or simply don’t have a doctor in their town. It’s unfair. It’s unjust. 

Down Home has been organizing for health justice since our beginning. In early 2023, we secured a big win– Medicaid expansion  was finally passed in North Carolina bringing coverage to 600,000 of our neighbors. Medicaid was passed because of working people organizing. 

But we can’t and won’t stop there. Until EVERYONE in our communities are able to pay for their medicines and make an appointment at the doctors, we will continue to organize. 

If you are interested in getting involved in our healthcare organizing, contact Todd at [email protected]

Medicaid Expansion:
A Working People's Win!

Down Home members were at the Governor’s mansion when Medicaid expansion was signed into law.

Of course, the reason they were there with the governor is because they had been a part of this fight every step of the way. For years, our members have marched, rallied, protested, lobbied and organized to get this legislation passed.

They did what everyone said was impossible in North Carolina… and they did it damn well. 

Watch and hear from Down Home members at the signing of  Medicaid Expansion in the clip below. 

We are so proud of all our members who fought tooth and nail for this victory, and we also  remember those who are not here with us. Thank you Lyn for your tireless advocacy and righteous fight. We wish for all the world you could have been here to see this finally pass. You’ll always be a Down Homie and we are all thinking of you.

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