Dr. Karen Smith Addresses Congressional Caucus on Medicaid Expansion

While in the NC Senate, Don Davis was a champion for Medicaid expansion for North Carolina. Now that he’s in Congress and representing NC District 1 in the US House, he has continued to advocate for closing the coverage gap that persists nationwide. Rep. Davis has joined House colleagues in establishing the State Medicaid Expansion Coalition for that purpose.

Earlier this month, Rep. Davis and the Coalition hosted a roundtable on Capitol Hill to discuss the impact of Medicaid expansion on patient care, healthcare facilities, and communities. Participating in the event was NCMS Board of Directors member, Dr. Karen Smith who shared the impact of expansion in North Carolina from her perspective as a family physician in Raeford, NC.

The goal of the Caucus is to chronicle the experience of states that enacted Medicaid expansion and to encourage action to expand coverage in the eleven states that have yet to do so.

Joining Dr. Smith at the roundtable were:

  • Ms. Tish Towns, Executive VP and CAO of Regional One Medical Center, Memphis, TN
  • Mr. Ryan Loke, Chief Health Policy Officer, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA


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