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Erica Smith on Health Care

 

 


Affordable health care for all, Medicaid expansion

North Carolina and Congress has a duty to provide access to health care, whether long term care and assisted living for senior citizens through Medicare or by expanding Medicaid for those who cannot afford access. Our citizens pay taxes that fund Medicaid expansion in other states. This is not right, and we can do better than this. I will fight to maintain affordable healthcare for all Americans, prescription drug price controls, and access to Women's Reproductive Healthcare.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate website EricaForUS.org , Feb 7, 2020

Expand ObamaCare but would not vote against Medicare for All

Two of North Carolina's Democratic U.S. Senate candidates disagreed on health care policy at the first meeting of their campaigns. They were among four Democrats and one Republican candidate who appeared at a forum sponsored by Charlotte's Black Political Caucus at West Charlotte High School. All are trying to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

Asked about health care, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham said he would build on the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option. He also said he supports Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

State Sen. Erica Smith didn't answer the question directly. "We get caught up in labels," she said, "This is not about left or right. This is about wrong and right." Last year, she said she would build on the ACA, better known as Obamacare. But if Medicare for All is the only option, she said "would not vote against it."

Tillis has voted to repeal the ACA.

Source: Charlotte Observer on 2020 North Carolina Senate debate , Jan 21, 2020

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