It is time for the North Carolina Legislature to expand Medicaid. The expansion could have brought our tax dollars back home, to help fund hospitals that are struggling to keep their heads above water.

We must not continue to allow low-income and disabled North Carolinians to languish without access to proper healthcare.

We cannot allow many rural hospitals across the state go into bankruptcy or close because of lack of funds. Randolph Hospital is one such hospital. It is imperative that we keep our hospital and Medicaid expansion would help with those expenses.