A report from George Washington University shows the county-by-county impact of the decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republican legislators against expanding Medicaid in North Carolina – and the news is not good. Danny Hooley, chapelboro.com, December 26, 2014
In Guilford County, the failure to expand Medicaid will result in $562 million in lost business activity this year and next year, according to a new report. Nearly 4,000 jobs more jobs could have been created in the county during 2014-15 through the additional spending. Paul B. Johnson, High Point Enterprise, December 25, 2014
Expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina would not only help more people get access to affordable health care, it could serve as an engine for economic development and job creation in Sampson and 99 other counties, according to a new report. Chris Berendt, The Sampson Indendent, December 24, 2014
Expanding the federal Medicaid plan in North Carolina would produce 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, which includes a lot more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued Thursday. Macroinsider.com, December 22, 2014
An estimated 2,816 Wilkes County residents would become insured in 2016 and about 4,220 more in 2017 if North Carolina expanded Medicaid eligibility requirements, according to a report released last week.
"The expansion would benefit everyone in Buncombe County," said Leslie Boyd of WNC Health Advocates "even people who don't need Medicaid." The study shows that Buncombe County stands to lose 761 jobs and more than $5 million in tax revenue. Liv Osby, Citizen-Times, December 21,2014
A new, first-of-its-kind study compiled by healthcare experts has measured the loss of jobs, business activity, and tax revenue to each North Carolina county for the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to refuse the expansion of Medicaid. Jeffersonpost.com, December 21,2014
Richmond County could see more than 2,700 people insured by 2017 and 152 jobs by 2020 if Medicaid was expanded in North Carolina, according to a recent report. William Toler, yourdailyjournal.com, December 21, 2014
A new study shows that the Tri-County region would receive substantial economic benefits if the state expanded Medicaid. That is in addition to the health benefits to the many individuals in the area who lack insurance coverage. Vance County could gain 168 jobs; Granville County, 157; and Warren County, 24. David Irvine, The Daily Dispatch, December 20, 2014
The Triad and northwestern North Carolina could have 93,471 more people insured and 8,962 jobs created by 2020 if state leaders opt to expand Medicaid, a new study shows. MyFox8.com, December 19, 2014
A new report finds that North Carolina lost out on billions of dollars and thousands of jobs by refusing to close the Medicaid coverage gap in 2014 and 2015. Adam Linker, pulse.ncpolicywatch.org, December 19, 2014
One of the best policy decisions North Carolina can make in 2015 is to expand Medicaid coverage. The foolishness of refusing to do so already is confirmed by the release of a detailed new study funded in part by the Cone Health Foundation.
The report is written by researchers from George Washington University. The startling findings should prompt a call to action in Raleigh.
Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including about 12,000 jobs in the Triangle, according to a study issued Thursday.
The study was conducted by researchers at the George Washington University and funded by the Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem.
In Pitt County alone, the study estimates 9,865 people would gain insurance by 2017, 612 jobs would be created by 2020, and $326.8 million would be generated between 2016 and 2020. Josh Birch, WNCT.com, December 18, 2014
In Wake County alone, the research shows that losses by not expanding Medicaid mean 5,700 fewer jobs and $833 million in lost county business activity. In Durham County, there would be 5,000 fewer jobs by 2020 without an expansion. Jason deBruyn and Owen Covington, Triangle Business Journal, December 18, 2014
A study determined the Triad and Northwest N.C. could have 93,471 more individuals insured and 8,962 jobs created by 2020 if state leaders opt to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, December 18, 2014
One of the best policy decisions North Carolina can make in 2015 is to expand Medicaid coverage. The foolishness of refusing to do so already is confirmed by today’s release of a detailed new study funded in part by the Cone Health Foundation. News & Record, December 18, 2014
First-of-its-Kind, County-by-County Study Shows Nearly 500,000 Could Gain Insurance If Program Expanded in 2016, Lowering N.C.’s Higher-than-National Uninsured Rate
A new report shows that McDowell and all the other counties in North Carolina could see more jobs created and increased business activity if the state will expand Medicaid eligibility requirements. The McDowell News, December 17,2014
Nearly 90 percent of the students at WSSU receive need-based financial aid and 60 percent of them cannot expect family contributions to their college expenses because of their families' financial situation. www.wssu.edu, December 4, 2014