Medicaid Expansion

Tell lawmakers in Raleigh: We Deserve healthcare. Expand Medicaid now!

What’s happening?

For more than a decade, lawmakers in NC have refused to expand Medicaid to low-income uninsured adults, leaving more than 1 million North Carolinians without health insurance. Now, after years of advocacy, legislative leaders in both the NC Senate and House are on record in support of Medicaid expansion, and we need to help get it over the finish line!

We are a powerful voice together

Right now, negotiations at the legislature are continuing behind closed doors, and we’re gearing up for the biggest push yet to get Medicaid expansion in NC done. There are 10 years of research that demonstrate Medicaid expansion saves lives. We’re closer than ever to making sure low-income working families get the health coverage we need.

There’s no time to waste because lives are literally on the line.

Join us for February action!

We will be delivering Valentines to our representatives in Raleigh. If you can’t make it to one of our actions, make your own Valentine before February 8 and we’ll deliver it for you! Just reach out to Christine – email [email protected] or call 515-864-9747.

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February 7: Action Hour

Register to join Down Home and Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson for a  call your legislators” action hour on February 7 at 11 AM. Volunteers across the state will participate in an hour-long Zoom session, during which you’ll make calls to your legislators urging Medicaid expansion!

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February 9: Moms Rising

We’re co-hosting a webinar on February 9 at 8 pm with Moms Rising for folks across the state to find out about more about Medicaid Expansion and why this  February 14th advocacy day is so important.  Join us to learn how YOU help NC finally to close the healthcare gap!

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February 14: Love Thy Neighbor

Join us for a “Love Thy Neighbor Expand Medicaid ” Valentine’s Day advocacy event at the NC General Assembly on February 14, 2023. Use our toolkit to decorate a Valentine with your kids. We’ll deliver these special Valentines on February 14 to every NC House member!

Even if you cannot make it to Raleigh, you can make an impact by using our Valentine toolkit. We’ll even deliver them for you. For those who can’t make it to Raleigh in person, we will help you schedule legislative visits virtually on Zoom!

Questions? Want to help?

Please contact Christine Ashley, Down Home’s Medicaid Expansion organizer. Email: [email protected], or phone 515-864-9747. 

Together, we are powerful!

Resources

Why expand Medicaid?
Watch Down Home and NC Justice’s “Expand Medicaid” Webinar for more information about expanding Medicaid in NC and why it matters.

Who supports it?
A poll released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in January 2023 found 78 percent of North Carolina voters support Medicaid expansion. Additionally, 96 percent of Democrats are in favor, with 71 percent of unaffiliated voters and 64 percent of Republicans as well. 

Why now?
Passing it now is critical. Families USA explains why the timing is right now in order to prevent Medicaid coverage losses