At Stronger NC we believe that caring for the health and well being of our citizens is a basic and universal right, not a privilege or prerogative, just as a good public education, and having clean air to breathe and water to drink are essential rights. As a result, we are committed to making civic engagement easier, especially for complicated issues such as healthcare.
This toolkit will provide you with concise information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid Expansion, a primer on Single Payer and Options for Moving Forward, as well as equipping you with advocacy opportunities, key talking points and calls to action.
While there’s a lot of info here, there are a couple of key pages we don’t want you to miss. Start with the chart in the Single Payer primer to better understand the differences between the various health care systems in use around the world. There is a lot of confusing information out there, so we want you to be prepared.
The other page we think is very important to read is the Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina. There have been consequences in the state thanks to former Governor McCrory and the Republican NCGA decision not to allow Medicaid expansion. Medicaid is likely to continue to be a target for Republican sabotage so we need to understand the consequences.
Last, but certainly not least, we highly encourage you to read through the Calls to Action. These are all tangible actions you can take to make a difference to healthcare in North Carolina.
If you are interested in learning more about these Calls to Action, be sure to check out our next “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” Facebook Video series on Tuesday night, August 8. We’ll be discussing these topics and so much more!