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Highlighted Resource: Questions and Answers about Medicaid Expansion

Oct 4, 2023 2:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team

North Carolina recently announced that Medicaid expansion will launch on December 1, 2023.

MedicaidNC DHHS has released a collection of answered questions about Medicaid expansion, covering topics like coverage, costs, and benefits.

To learn more, check out the ADL's October 1 Highlighted Resource:
Questions and Answers about Medicaid Expansion


North Carolina is providing health care coverage to more people through Medicaid.

Quick Facts about North Carolina’s Medicaid Expansion 

  • North Carolina is expanding who can get Medicaid starting December 1, 2023.
  • Adults ages 19-64 earning up to 138% of the federal poverty line (e.g., singles earning about $20,000/year or families of three earning about $34,000/year) may be eligible. 
  • The best way to apply is online through ePASS; you can also apply in-person, phone or mailed applications. The processing time for applications can be up to 45 days. Applications submitted online may be processed faster. 
  • The coverage will be comprehensive, including services like primary care, hospital stays, maternity care, vision and hearing, and more. 
  • Medicaid pays for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental health and more – at little or no cost to you. 
  • Current beneficiaries with full Medicaid coverage won't see any changes. 

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