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No Medicaid Expansion in NC Means Limited Options For Some Residents

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 14:19 -- tbrantley

No Medicaid Expansion in NC Means Limited Options For Some Residents

88.5 WFDD (October 16, 2013) -- Scott Edmonds is with MDC, a non-profit organization based in Durham.  MDC is among several non-profits throughout N.C. that received funding from the federal government to pay for healthcare navigator positions, which provide one-on-one assistance. He says thousands of North Carolinians are expected to fall within the health insurance gap.

“You end up being too poor for Medicaid, which is really an unfortunate situation because you have to have a certain amount of earned income, I think around $15,000 for an individual, just to get to the point where you can be  eligible for  subsidized insurance,” says Edmonds.