Since the Affordable Care Act was implemented more than a decade ago, 39 states have expanded Medicaid, the public insurance program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans. North Carolina is not one. One of the obstacles had been Republican State Senator Phil Berger, but he changed his mind last year and now the expansion is a top priority. Berger joined Geoff Bennett to discuss.
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