LTE: Medicaid Expansion Could Preserve Jobs

I have been privileged to care for patients at Smith-McMichael Cancer Center over the past five years.   I have witnessed hardworking, skilled, and compassionate employees lose their jobs due to the financial hardships of Morehead Memorial Hospital.  I have seen patients cope with cancer while expressing concerns about the longevity of our hospital.  Currently, the N.C. State legislature is debating whether Medicaid expansion should be accepted in our state.  Medicaid expansion could preserve jobs at Morehead Memorial and protect my patients’ access to local health care.  My patients should not have to commute up to an hour and a half daily for treatment.  Citizens of all political parties recognize the value of Medicaid expansion for Rockingham County.  I encourage local constituents to call upon Senator Phil Berger, Representative Bert Jones, and Representative Kyle Hall to reach across party lines and strengthen Morehead Memorial Hospital through Medicaid expansion.

Sarah Squire, MD

Winston-Salem, NC

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1 Comment for “LTE: Medicaid Expansion Could Preserve Jobs”

  1. Shannon

    We should end all Medicaid and help for medical needs in this country. If people want that kinda help they can go to Canada. Life should be survival of the fittest just like God intended when we were caveman. This liberal agenda of helping the weak is killing America. If anyone should help it should be the churches but they are too controlled by SATAN to help. The anti-Christ President Trump will end all this and help us take our spots in HEAVEN!! Praise JESUS AMEN!!!!!!!

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