Senator Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) recently sponsored a bill to refuse funding from the federal deficit to expand government dependency under Obamacare and buck the demonic power-grab’s requirement that the state establish a health insurance exchange. This is all as it should be, but the NAACP is calling it discriminatory because 28.3% of North Carolina’s African-Americans do not have health insurance.

Melinda Lowrance, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, argued:

Sen. Apodaca and other senators are rejecting a grant for $15 billion in 10 years for North Carolina hospitals, which would be 100 percent paid for by the federal government for the first three years and 90 percent after that. . . . None of this money would add to our state debt.

Apodaca countered:

Our staff says by 2020, [the state’s Medicaid shortfall] could be in excess of a billion extra dollars. . . . Sure, the feds say they’ll back it, but they only guarantee their portion for three years. And we know how much you can believe the federal government. We can’t afford to take on any more than we’re taking on at this point.