Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pisgah Legal Services strongly advocated for expanding Medicaid for families who need health insurance coverage. Now, more than ever, the COVID-19 crisis is showing us that we are all dependent on one another. When people in the coverage gap can’t access the care they need, this makes all us vulnerable to infections, complications and even death.
Can you call Senator Berger and Speaker Moore and urge them to expand Medicaid for your loved ones, our neighbors and our health? Please dial this patch-through number, 1-855-408-2357
Sample Phone Script for Speaker Moore/ Senator Berger:
My name is _____ and I am calling you to please support expanding Medicaid. We are all at risk when any of our neighbors, family members or friends can’t get the care they need. We need Medicaid expansion to survive this crisis and beyond.
NOTE: You will have to call this number twice to make both phone calls. It is likely that you will speak either to voicemail or an aide that is taking notes, so don’t feel that you will have to get in a debate of your position with the person on the other end of the phone.
Sample Email message for Action Alert
Dear Senate President Berger/House Speaker Moore,
I have supported expanding Medicaid in North Carolina since before the COVID-19 crisis. We have seen how Medicaid expansion has helped reduce inequities and improve access to care for families who need it the most. We’ve seen 36 other states take the state to expand Medicaid and save their rural hospitals from shuttering.
The COVID-19 crisis is showing us that we need Medicaid expansion more than ever. When one person in the coverage gap can’t get the care they need, then it affects not only their families, but their neighbors and entire community.
Medicaid expansion can also boost our economy and protect our healthcare system and rural hospitals. Now is the time to expand Medicaid and show North Carolinians that our leadership cares deeply for the health of our people, our healthcare system and our economy.