Meanwhile, Statewide Momentum for Medicaid Expansion Builds
: It has been eleven days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a compromise proposal to end the state budget impasse and Republican leaders have not yet proposed a counteroffer.
Cooper's compromise would close the health care coverage gap, raise teacher pay, cut taxes for people and guarantee school construction while balancing the budget and saving money in the Rainy Day Fund. It also included all the local projects that were in the Republican legislative budget. For more on that compromise offer, click HERE
Where is the Republican counter proposal?
While North Carolinians wait for Republican leaders to return a counteroffer, support for Medicaid expansion has been building across the state. Cooper was in Brunswick County, Goldsboro and Raleigh this week hearing from hospitals, workers and families who fall in the health care coverage gap about how Medicaid expansion is needed in North Carolina.
Here's a look at the week's coverage statewide.
State Port Pilot: Gov. Cooper at Dosher: Medicaid expansion would help county
Wilmington Biz Journal: Gov. Cooper Visits Dosher Memorial Hospital To Talk Health Care
Wilmington Star News: Gov. Cooper visits Southport, talks Medicaid expansion
Wilmington Star News: PHOTOS: Governor talks rural healthcare, Medicaid expansion in Southport
Wilmington Star News Editorial: OUR VIEW: Top 12 reasons N.C. needs to expand Medicaid
WECT: Gov. Roy Cooper attends Medicaid roundtable discussion in Southport
WWAY: Gov. Cooper visits Brunswick county to discuss 'rural heath care crisis'
Goldsboro News Argus: Early childhood teachers struggle with concerns about health care
Goldsboro Daily News: Gov. Cooper Visits Goldsboro, Pushes For Medicaid Expansion
Burlington Times News: Two Alamance families talk Medicaid expansion with governor
Associated Press: Cooper: Real people need to be heard in Medicaid debate
Raleigh News and Observer: Standoff over Medicaid and budget drags on. For the uninsured, there's a lot at stake.
Greensboro News and Record Editorial: Our Opinion: A fistfull of dollars ... and armloads of gifts
Raleigh News and Observer: Is NC's budget fight showing cracks in Phil Berger's power?
Salisbury Post: Kirk Kovach: Medicaid expansion would benefit Rowan County
- Contact: Ford Porter