Press Release

Josh Stein Is The Only Candidate In #NCGOV Committed To Fighting For North Carolinians’ Health Care

On ACA Anniversary, A Reminder That Robinson “Advocated For Full Repeal Of The Affordable Care Act With No Replacement” 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted fourteen years ago tomorrow, and in 2024, more than 1 million North Carolinians signed up for coverage. On the anniversary of the ACA, Attorney General Josh Stein is highlighting the importance of continuing to defend the law of the land as Lieutenant Governor Robinson is under fire for supporting repealing the ACA with no replacement

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than a million North Carolinians have access to health care, and all North Carolinians are protected from discrimination against pre-existing conditions. But my opponent is on the record wanting to take it away. He even opposes Medicaid expansion,” said Attorney General and Democratic nominee for governor Josh Stein. “As Governor, I will fight to ensure every person in this state has access to quality, affordable health care – no matter where you live or how much money you earn.” 

Recent reporting uncovered Mark Robinson’s support for repealing the ACA – with no replacement. According to the Daily Beast, Robinson “accused the law of attempting to ‘enslave’ people” and said that “when it comes to insurance/healthcare the federal government can kick rocks.” The extremity of his position is out of step even with former President Donald Trump, who advocated for “repeal and replace” during his time in office.

Robinson is opposed to not only the Affordable Care Act, but also Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. He previously stated that he was “not pleased” with and “dismayed” about Medicaid expansion becoming law, and that he “hope[d] that it fails.” 

Attorney General Josh Stein has long advocated for Medicaid expansion since his time as a state senator and successfully defended the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court, making Medicaid expansion possible.