Numbers at odds in Medicaid expansion debate

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Steve Pizer, School of Public Health

Lawmakers are poised to deny health coverage to 500,000 people under a measure making its way through the N.C. General Assembly, but the rationale for the move remains hotly contested…

Expert quote:

“If you are in a state with relatively restrictive Medicaid and relatively high uninsured rates, which is kind of true for North Carolina, … when you expand it you pick up more uninsured people and fewer on private insurance.”

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