Vidant officials said the move (to close the hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina) was necessary as a consequence of North Carolina’s refusal to participate in Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion. This is a not for profit safety net hospital. Safety-net hospitals serve regions with high numbers of poor and uninsured people often have patients who can’t afford to pay for their care. They usually have to rely on the government to pick up some of the tab for uncompensated medical treatment to stay financially viable.
We're all painfully aware that McCrony, the legislature along with many of our Congressional critters (like NC-11 Meadows - mine) refuse to serve all their constituents. Which of our poor counties will be next?