Report: Medicaid expansion could have saved 1,400 in state

Report: Medicaid expansion could have saved 1,400 in state
November 6, 2019
Winston-Salem Journal By Richard Craver

Summary: Recent coverage in the Winston-Salem Journal highlights some shocking statistics coming out of a recent study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. We are accustomed to seeing research that shows the harm that has been done to North Carolinians physical and economic health by being one of only 16 states that have not moved forward with Medicaid expansion, but this study goes further. 

The new research estimates that as many as 1,400 North Carolinians have died as a result of not having access to affordable care and prescription drugs that Medicaid expansion would have provided.