Vidant Health News: Medicaid Roundtable

Vidant Health News: Medicaid Roundtable


I’M ERICA MIZELLE FOR
VIDANT HEALTH NEWS VIDANT HEALTH USHERED IN 2020
FOCUSED ON SOLUTIONS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO RURAL CARE. Thank you Governor.
Thank you Secretary. I appreciate everybody coming
and being part of this dialog. AT A VIDANT-HOSTED ROUNDTABLE
IN GREENVILLE—STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS DISCUSSED MEDICAID
EXPANSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES “We obviously want to retain
the best and brightest whether they are citizens or
businesses here” THE VALUE PROVIDED BY THE
BRODY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE “We know here in Pitt County the
heart of Eastern North Carolina is home to the Brody School of
Medicine and East Carolina University. Truely the gem of the East.
They are now training health care providers, doctors,
nurses who are proving help.” AND COLLABORATED ON HOW BEST TO
SUPPORT THOSE WHO NEED ACCESS TO
CARE THE MOST. “If we could take care of the
health, get people healthy and keep them healthy, then there
is the opportunity for them to do the things they need to in
order to improve their lives.” LIVING WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE,
AS MORE THAN 1 MILLION NORTH CAROLINIANS DO, OFTEN
MEANS PREVENTATIVE CARE IS OVERLOOKED AND PATIENTS WAIT
TO SEEK HELP. “People do defer care to the end
and we see people presenting with curable cancers and curable
other things, because they don’t have the coverage they don’t
seek the care.” IT’S ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY
MEDICAID EXPANSION AND THE FEDERAL SUPPORT IT WOULD PROVIDE
TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
IS SEEN AS A SOLUTION. “Well being from
Eastern North Carolina,
I’m always wanting to stand up for
Eastern North Carolina.” “The chalenge that rural
providers and hospitals face North Carolina and rural
hospitals specifically are struggling to stay open.
We have one of the highest rate of hospital closures in
the country and Medicaid Expansion helps us
stay in our rural communities like Ahoskie and Duplin
and Edgecombe.” ERICA MIZELLE,
VIDANT HEALTH NEWS.

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