About 30 Wilmingtonians gathered yesterday before downtown’s historic courthouse to demonstrate against what they say is anti-abortion legislation. Protestors rallied in the shadow of a giant, traveling billboard featuring North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. Those present challenged a statement the governor made last October stipulating he would not restrict access to abortion.
North Carolina lawmakers have approved a measure that blocks the state from expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul. While supporters of the bill say it’s prudent to avoid an as-yet undefined obligation, opponents – which include hospitals in the state -- now worry that paying for care for the indigent gets more complicated.
States across the country are making decisions on three options under the Affordable Care Act – popularly known as Obamacare.