Republican Representative Ted Davis is unchallenged in his bid for a third term in North Carolina’s House District 19, which encompasses the southern half of New Hanover County. Davis wants to fix the current Medicaid system before the state expands the program.
In 2013, Representative Ted Davis voted for a bill banning Medicaid expansion. That bill passed, and North Carolina is still one of 19 states that has not expanded the health care program. Davis says he’s always willing to reconsider his decisions in the legislature, but Medicaid has cost the state money in the past: