Press Release

NEW: Robinson Says ACA Would “Enslave Everybody” & Supports “Full Repeal…With No Replacement” 

Robinson Previously Voiced Opposition To Medicaid Expansion In NC, Despite A Bipartisan Law Passing Last Year: “I Hope That It Fails.” 

As North Carolinians struggle with health care access and affordability, the Daily Beast reports that Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson “advocated for full repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement” – “a more conservative position on health care than Trump” – saying that it was “a concentrated effort to, to, uh, to enslave everybody.” These comments followed Robinson’s Facebook post about the Affordable Care Act, writing: “I just want REPEAL! When it comes to insurance/healthcare the federal government can kick rocks.” 

Mark Robinson has not been shy about his opposition to affordable health care. In the weeks leading up to North Carolina’s expansion of Medicaid, Robinson said he was “not pleased” and “dismayed” about Medicaid expansion becoming law. In 2022, he told Business NC that he “hope[d] that it fails.” As of March 5, 2024, 385,244 North Carolinians have gained access to health care as a result of Republicans and Democrats coming together to pass Medicaid expansion – no thanks to Mark Robinson.

“North Carolinians need a leader like Josh Stein who will fight to ensure every North Carolinians has access to quality, affordable health care – no matter where they live or how much money they earn,” said Kate Frauenfelder, a spokesperson for the campaign. “Mark Robinson’s vision for health care in North Carolina would risk the shuttering of our rural hospitals, drive up health care costs, and jeopardize lifesaving care for millions of North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions.”

Attorney General Josh Stein has long advocated for Medicaid expansion since his time as a state senator and has successfully defended the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, making Medicaid expansion possible. He has also consistently taken on Medicaid fraudsters to protect taxpayers.