In this webinar, Todd Zimmer, co-founder and co-director of Down Home North Carolina, share lessons and reflections from the ten-year struggle to expand Medicaid in his state. Todd details the history of North Carolina’s fight, and offers ideas on how community organizing can help to finish the job of expanding Medicaid nationwide.
Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina – Lessons & Reflections
from Rx Foundation’s Power is a Social Determinant of Health series
Session description: Todd Zimmer, co-founder and co-director of Down Home North Carolina (DHNC), will share lessons and reflections from the ten-year struggle to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. North Carolina’s example could provide a recipe for holdout states looking to expand Medicaid, and provides a unique example for how to win. While other recent expansion wins have been accomplished through ballot initiatives, North Carolina advocates successfully passed a bipartisan Medicaid Expansion bill through a legislature that had long been hostile to such action. Join for a history of North Carolina’s fight, and ideas about how our organizing can help to finish the job of expanding Medicaid nationwide.
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Todd Zimmer (he/him), Co-Director of Down Home North Carolina
Zimmer is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Down Home North Carolina, a statewide organization building multiracial power with poor and working people in rural North Carolina. He was raised in North Carolina.
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