NCHA Statement on General Assembly passing state budget enacting Medicaid expansion

Raleigh, NC – September 22, 2023 — The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) thanks the House and Senate for passing a budget that includes Medicaid expansion. Medicaid coverage will allow 600,000 working North Carolinians access to regular, preventive care, reducing emergency department visits, and providing much needed help for those who struggle with addiction and behavioral health issues. Medicaid expansion will save lives, improve health, help with retention of healthcare providers, and provide needed financial support to struggling rural hospitals.

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Founded in 1918, North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) is the united voice of the North Carolina healthcare community. Representing more than 130 hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other healthcare organizations, NCHA works with our members to improve the health of North Carolina communities by advocating for sound public policies and collaborative partnerships and by providing insights, services, support, and education to expand access to high quality, efficient, affordable, and integrated health care for all North Carolinians.  

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