NC Medicaid expansion gets serious attention from Senate GOP
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults.
The idea is contained in a summary of a wide-ranging health care access measure being discussed by state senators.
The Associated Press obtained the summary.
Such legislation would mark an extraordinary turnabout by Senate Republicans set against expansion for a decade.
Senate leader Phil Berger said last year he was now open to expansion, which is a top priority for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
House Speaker Tim Moore said last week he’d be surprised if expansion could be approved before the legislative session ends around July 1.