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Despite Recession, Senator Tillis is Making Life Harder for North Carolinians

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Despite Recession, Senator Tillis is Making Life Harder for North Carolinians

National Bureau of Economic Research Declared Today U.S. is Officially in a Recession

Tillis Wants to Drive Up Health Care Costs and is Refusing to Extend Expanded Unemployment

Raleigh, N.C. – Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson released a statement following the National Bureau of Economic Research declaration today that the United States entered a recession in February.

“The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a recession and is still causing enormous damage to people’s health and economic wellbeing, but Senator Tillis opposed expanded unemployment benefits and refused to push for open enrollment to ensure coverage for North Carolinians who lack health insurance during this unprecedented health and economic crisis.

“With 1.4 million North Carolinians out of work  and our economy in a recession, now is not the time to declare ‘Mission Accomplished.’ We need  Senator Tillis to support extending expanded unemployment benefits when they expire next month and to push for a special open enrollment period so that North Carolinians aren’t forced to go without health care in the middle of this recession and public health crisis.”


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.

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