Tony Price, Moore Free Care Clinic

Tony Price is CEO of Moore Free and Charitable Clinic in Southern Pines. Price, who also chairs the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, said facilities like his would need to make major changes to accept Medicaid.

For nearly 20 years, uninsured people in the Sandhills have turned to Moore Free and Charitable Clinic for medical services.

Operating in a converted warehouse at the end of an unassuming road near Pinehurst in Moore County, the clinic provides free or low-cost care to patients with diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Construction is underway to add a dental treatment area to the facility.

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Kent Misegades

Kudos to the leaders for rejecting Medicaid, which always comes with strings attached. It’s expansion will bankrupt us. Taxpayers are not responsible for paying their neighbors’ bills for anything, especially medical care. That’s what charities do. No wonder Medicaid is rife with corruption and fraud. Follow the money - who profits most from Medicaid expansion? This is just the top of the iceberg of Medicaid fraud: “ North Carolina man sentenced to 12 years in prison for $7M Medicaid fraud scheme”

Laura Tremper-Jones

I am glad that more individuals here in North Carolina will qualify for Medicaid, however the Free Clinic has already been a place to turn for those that are not able to get any kind of insurance and it is available to run on a shoe-string budget because there is not a lot of staff to do all of that necessary paperwork. I fear if patients cannot find for providers for Medicaid.

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