The Long Leaf Pine Slate: The Jon Hardister Two-Step

“North Carolina badly needs Medicaid expansion — over 500,000 of our residents lack affordable healthcare, including many in Jon’s own district. Jon has long claimed he supports Medicaid expansion. And yet, he never manages to actually vote for it.

“Take last year’s HB655 as an example. HB655 was a ‘compromise’ bill that would have expanded Medicaid, but added work requirements and additional premiums (over Democratic opposition). Jon very publicly supported this high-profile bill, but when it actually came up for a vote… he suddenly, and inexplicably, changed his mind and opposed it.”

-Medium (Aug 14, 2020)

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