Press Release

 LISTEN: Lt. Gov. Robinson Is “Dismayed” & “Still Not In Favor” Of Medicaid Expansion

Last year, Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson told Business North Carolina that he hoped Medicaid expansion failed. In the year since, Medicaid expansion has gained bipartisan support, been signed into law, and more and more people have come out with their stories of how Medicaid would save their lives. 

But the changing tides haven’t changed the Lieutenant Governor opinion at all. Listen to his comments on a radio interview yesterday: 

“The only thing in the budget that I’m still a little dismayed with that we’ve passed is Medicaid expansion. 

“I’m still not in favor of that.”

“I’m still not pleased that we’ve passed Medicaid expansion.”

“I can tell you this, I don’t like the fact that we have it, I don’t like the fact that it’s here.”

“Attorney General Josh Stein is proud to support the bipartisan efforts to expand Medicaid because it will save lives, improve the health of hundreds of thousands of our neighbors, strengthen our struggling rural hospitals, and create thousands of jobs,” said Kate Frauenfelder, a spokeswoman for Josh Stein for North Carolina. “Mark Robinson is completely out of touch with the people of North Carolina, the business community, and even members of his own party.”