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Medicaid Momentum: Physicians Push for Medicaid Expansion to Help Improve Children’s and Women’s Health

Dozens of health care and business leaders across North Carolina support Medicaid expansion. Supporters include:

Ashe Memorial Hospital, Chatham Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Erlanger Western North Carolina, Henderson County Hospital Corporation, J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital, Johnston Health Services Corporation, Nash UNC Health Care, North Carolina Healthcare Association, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Novant Health Southern Piedmont Region, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Outer Banks Hospital, Randolph Health, UNC Caldwell, University of North Carolina Health Care System, WakeMed

Associated Press: NC governor speaks with physicians on Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper keeps trying to build pressure upon state legislators to approve Medicaid expansion in North Carolina through another public meeting with those in the health care profession supporting it.

Cooper held a round-table discussion on Wednesday at the Executive Mansion with obstetricians and pediatricians who later visited lawmakers. He said in a news release that providing more coverage to women in their child-bearing years can reduce infant mortality and improve the health of babies. Cooper’s office says North Carolina ranks low among states in women’s access to health insurance.

The governor held a similar meeting pushing expansion at the Mansion last month with rural hospital executives. He’s also visited hospitals on recent travels to discuss expansion.

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