McCrory rejects call for special session to expand Medicaid – News & Observer


RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory rejected a call to convene a special legislative session to add more low-income residents to the state and federal health insurance program.

His comments came in response to a news conference called Monday by expansion supporters who again pushed their reasons for allowing more low-income people to sign up for Medicaid.

The GOP-controlled legislature voted this year to reject Medicaid expansion, which is an optional part of the Affordable Care Act. Those who want expansion, including two Democratic legislators, a doctor, a health policy analyst and an advocate with Protect Your Care, said at a news conference Monday that the benefits of expanding Medicaid are becoming clearer as time passes. (More)

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