Latest moves on North Carolina budget could expand Medicaid, multiply legal gambling

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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RALEIGH, N.C.. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders moved forward Tuesday with maneuvers that could by week’s end approve a long-delayed state budget, provide Medicaid to several hundred thousand low-income adults and multiply legal gambling through video gaming machines and new casinos. But by tying gambling’s fate with Medicaid expansion, Republicans could potentially scuttle a landmark health care deal they had reached earlier this year with Gov. Roy Cooper, prompting the Democratic governor to decry what he called “the most brutally dishonest legislative scheme” he had seen while in state politics....

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