What Does It Cost NC to Not Expand Medicaid?
According to a new study, expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would lead to nearly $22 billion in increased business activity and add 43,000 more jobs to the Tar Heel State. The report—authored by researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and funded by Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust—includes data for all 100 North Carolina counties, and concludes that nearly 500,000 currently uninsured residents could gain coverage if the state closes the Medicaid coverage gap. So what does it cost not to expand Medicaid? Read the county-by-county analysis.