Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cooper administration delivers NC Medicaid expansion pitch

49971942412_5d1c467d9a_c.jpg
NCDPS
/

Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has made another pitch for Medicaid expansion in what could be the most promising environment for the idea so far in North Carolina. State Medicaid director Dave Richard made a presentation on Tuesday to a House-Senate committee created specifically to study expansion. North Carolina is among a dozen states that haven’t expanded Medicaid under the 2010 federal health care law. The GOP-controlled legislature has blocked the idea for years, but now Senate leader Phil Berger is open to it. A committee co-chairman is hopeful the panel's recommendation could be voted on by the full General Assembly as soon as September.