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Letter to the editor: LeGrand supports Medicaid expansion

To the editor:

I just lost a friend to Covid-19. No, she didn’t die, she lost her job and she had to move. She worked in the travel industry for 37 years until the Pandemic. At 60 she has had to leave her home and relocate to live with a friend. No job, no income, no health insurance at 60 years of age. For 37 years she has worked and contributed to the economy of North Carolina and how have we repaid her?

We are one of only 12 states that refuses to adopt Medicaid Expansion. We are one of the stingiest states in the nation when it comes to both dollar amount and duration of unemployment benefits.

How is it our wonderful state has chosen to treat our own so poorly? Do we not value our hard-working neighbors?

It is past time for a change in Raleigh. We, the hard-working people of North Carolina, deserve representatives who will work hard for us.

This election vote Terri LeGrand for State Senate District 31. She will work tirelessly for a better, stronger, healthier, and more compassionate North Carolina.

Martha C. Apple

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