NC Democrats condemn GOP plan to link Medicaid expansion to casino approval

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North Carolina Democrats are slamming a maneuver by Republicans in the legislature to tie Medicaid expansion to the approval of new casinos. Legislative approval of a state budget has been held up by a proposal to roll authorization for four new casinos into the budget bill. The Republican-led legislature voted for Medicaid expansion in March, but tied it to passage of the state budget. Expansion would offer about 600,000 state residents the chance at health insurance. Rep. Jason Saine, senior chairman of the House budget committee, told CBS17 that Medicaid expansion and casinos would be combi…

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