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NASW-NC Joins Organizations in Advocating for Closing the Coverage Gap

Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Seth Maid
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NASW-NC is part of a group of thirty organizations and individuals, including health care providers, advocates, and caregivers of people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and complex medical needs who support closing the coverage gap in North Carolina.


From the joint statement:


For many North Carolinians living with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and complex medical needs, health insurance coverage is unaffordable and out of reach. Thousands of us, our patients, our clients, and our loved ones are uninsured because they fall into the coverage gap, earning too little to afford a private insurance plan but unable to qualify for Medicaid despite their disability or illness.

Living without health insurance coverage prevents these North Carolinians from accessing the care and treatment they need. It prevents them from living full and independent lives, and from experiencing the peace of mind and financial security that comes with protection against large medical bills. For some, lack of access to health care makes it difficult to work, go to school, or care for their family. For many of them, access to health insurance can even mean the difference between life and death in managing their chronic illness or disability.

For a healthier North Carolina, a stronger workforce, and a thriving health care system, the undersigned advocates and providers of care for North Carolinians living with disabilities and chronic illnesses support closing the health insurance coverage gap.


Click here to view the statement and full list of organizations and individuals who have signed on.

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