ECU Health grateful to lawmakers for reaching Medicaid expansion agreement | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

    Greenville, N.C.     ECU Health CEO Dr. Michael Waldrum issued the following statement:

    "This is an important moment for rural health care in North Carolina as our legislators have struck a deal to move Medicaid expansion and the Healthcare Access Stabilization Program (HASP) forward in the legislative process and one step closer to passage. Medicaid expansion will provide coverage to more than 100,000 people in the East and HASP is vitally important to stabilize health care delivery in rural North Carolina. On behalf of ECU Health and the communities we are proud to serve, I extend my deepest gratitude to our elected leaders for this important development and we look forward to it becoming a reality. While this won't solve all of the challenges we face in rural health care, this is a critical and necessary step."

   Contact: Ashlin Elliott
   ECU Health Public Relations
   Phone: 252-412-9436
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( March 8th, 2023 @ 5:22 pm )
This is part of the steady march to an authoritarian single payer system like Canada or the UK with horrendous waiting lists for people to get care. ECU Health is part of Big Medicine in promoting this. Republican lawyers who voted for this left wing wet dream should be ashamed of themselves. Yes, thats you Jim Perry, Tim Reeder, John Bell, Chris Humphreys. Shame on you. You are involuntarily transfering hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who now have private health insurance onto the government dole at the taxpayers expense. If they qualify by income for Medicaid, they have to get Medicaid, and can no longer keep their private health insurance, and that sometimes means they cannot keep their doctor. Taxpayers are also being screwed to the wall to pay for this. Big Medicine is an enemy of American freedom, and Republican sellouts who voted for this bill are traitors to Republican voters.

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