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Monday, June 10, 2019

Good health is a requirement for all of us. When someone is sick, they can’t work, learn or be a fully engaged in the community.

Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors don’t have the health insurance they need to stay healthy. Approximately 6,577 people in Pitt County alone have no health insurance and cannot afford to see a doctor. Without access to care, treatable health conditions often become health crises.

This is why we need the General Assembly to pass the new Republican plan to expand health care access in North Carolina. Under this plan half a million people would gain access to affordable health insurance, including thousands in our county.

Those of us who already have insurance need this plan too. Helping people get insurance coverage will improve the health of our workforce, shore up our hospitals, and put downward pressure on premiums. That’s a win for everyone.

I hope the General Assembly can find a way to work together to pass this plan — this year.

Kerianne Crockett, M.D.

Greenville

Dr. Crockett is an attending phycisian the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at ECU/Vidant in Pitt County. 

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