Comparing the 2 Medicaid Expansion Bills Before the NCGA

Blog | June 3, 2019


Written by Suchi Tailor


In March, Governor Cooper released a budget plan that included Medicaid expansion. Aligned with this intention, state lawmakers have proposed two Medicaid Expansion bills: Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap and NC Health Care for Working Families. Here’s the rundown on both:


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Both proposals have passed 1st reading and have now been referred to Committees.



*Click here to read more about the Alternative Benefit Plan.

**Click here to read more about the Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan

***Click here to read more about the BCBSNC Options Preferred Provider Organization Plan

****The “NC Rural Access to Healthcare” Grant Program is a proposed fund under the DHHS Office of Rural Health dedicated to activities that address health care needs of rural NC citizens.