i. Obama speech, Georgetown University, May 12, 2015. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/12/obama-sees-link-problems-poor-middle-class/
ii. 2,082,054 Medicaid enrollees as of December 2018. Monthly Medicaid Enrollee Chart https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/documents/reports/enrollment-reports/medicaid-and-health-choice-enrollment-reports Figure does not include NC Health Plan enrollment.
iii. Urban Institute, “Opting in to the Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Who Are the Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Health Insurance Coverage?” August 2012. https://www.urban.org/research/publication/opting-medicaid-expansion-under-aca
iv. NC Economic Performance Factbook. Page 22. https://www.nccivitas.org/2018/factbook/
v. NC Department of Public InstructionStatistical Profile online; table A7, year 2018, state source.