#NCGA: Medicaid FOR EVERYBODY !!!

omgEstimates for Medicaid’s shortfall in North Carolina are as high as $140 million.  But that’s not stopping some of the honorables on Jones Street from proposing a dramatic expansion of the taxpayer-funded health insurance program:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM TO INCLUDE
3 ALL PEOPLE UNDER AGE SIXTY-FIVE WHO HAVE INCOMES EQUAL TO OR
4 BELOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY
5 LEVEL, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
6 ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXPANSION, TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SAVINGS TO
7 OTHER STATE PROGRAMS FROM THE EXPANSION, AND TO APPROPRIATE
8 THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS GENERATED FROM EXPANSION TO THE MEDICAID
9 REBASE. […]

For the record, this is House Bill 1083 introduced on Monday.  

For a family of four, the government says 133 percent of the poverty limit is $31,720.50 per year.   Right now, for a family of four, you can’t make more than $744 per month in order to maintain eligibility for Medicaid. That’s $8,928 per year. 

1 thought on “#NCGA: Medicaid FOR EVERYBODY !!!

  1. This is a bill from the leftwing of the Democrat Party, and I suspect it will get nowhere.

    Ironically, Speaker Tillis initially said that NC should consider the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid, which this tracks closely. Only when the Senate rejected that did Tillis fall into line.

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