HB 76 - Access to Healthcare Options

HB76: Access to Healthcare Options is a bad healthcare policy for North Carolina and would vastly grow the size of state government. Expanding Medicaid infuses more public dollars into the healthcare system, further distorting the market, which was a major criticism of Obamacare all along.

The proposal for Medicaid expansion in HB76 is made worse by the absence of any supply-side reforms. Adding upwards of 600,000 individuals to the Medicaid rolls will significantly increase demand on the healthcare system, which is already overextended in some cases. If North Carolina expands Medicaid, the plan must be paired with reforms that will improve our state’s supply of healthcare services.

Civitas Action believes the vote for freedom is NO on HB76.