Priorities on Healthcare

As Americans, we are fortunate to live in one of the most advanced and prosperous nations on the face of the globe. We have the wealth and the resources to assure that affordable access to health care is a right for all, not a privilege for the few.

Closing the Gap in Health Insurance

I am committed to Closing the Coverage Gap in North Carolina so that more people in the High Country can have access to health insurance. Sadly, North Carolina is one of only twelve states where Medicaid eligibility has not been expanded under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

If North Carolina were to expand its Medicaid program, 372,400 uninsured adults would become eligible for coverage, 37% of the state’s uninsured adult population. (It is estimated that this could affect approximately 10,000 non elderly adults in District 93.) By not expanding Medicaid, North Carolina is leaving $5.9 billion of federal funding on the table each year.

In addition to providing affordable health insurance, when elected I will address:

A Holistic Approach to the Health Needs of the High Country

Funding

Funding for rural hospitals, community health clinics, and public health departments including support for public health infrastructure.

Increased Access

Support for increased access and coverage for vision, auditory and dental care, mental health care, and substance use disorder (SUD) services.

Easier Access

Easier access to a variety of health and mental health care providers in our local communities without the burden of regulatory restrictions including appropriate telehealth options.

Reducing the Burden

Easing the administrative burden of both beneficiaries and health and mental health care providers.

Relieving the Shortage

Reducing the shortage of nurses and other health care workers in our schools.

“As Americans, we are fortunate to live in one of the most advanced and prosperous nations on the face of the globe. And because of this, I fundamentally believe affordable access to health care is a right for all, not a privilege for the few.”  — Ben Massey

healthcare worker

“It’s no surprise to you to know that we probably fall in different places on some of the issues and challenges that face our state and nation. But I am absolutely committed to see people of Character and Integrity like you in the state and national legislatures.”

Wadsworth Duane (Skip) Roy, III, Registered Republican

 

 

“I believe we need individuals like you who will bring to our government an open mind and the ability to seek reasonable outcomes.”

Robert Bartlett, Registered Republican

 

 

“It takes guts, will and social commitment to have the courage to run. Your attitude of helping others, and your reasonableness in debate to ideas of others makes you what our society needs.”

Robert G. Johnson - Registered as Unaffiliated

 

 

Also endorsed by Mrs. Phyllis Goss, wife of former State Senator Steve Goss from Jefferson, who served in the NC Senate, 2007 – 2010

 

 

“I can tell you with all sincerity, that I have always seen you as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly. You have an extraordinary intuition for the legislative process, as well as the innate skill for blending the toughness of negotiation with the art of compromise.”

Randall C. Stewart, Former Member of the NC House of Representatives and Registered Democrat

 

 

"I am most happy to endorse Ben Massey for NC House Representative in the 93rd District. Ben cares about people and knows the issues that impact the lives of hard-working people in the 93rd House District—Affordable healthcare, Quality education for all, Clean air and water, Creating economic growth, and Assisting farmers. He has my enthusiastic support."

Ray Russell, the NC House, 2019 -2020

 

 

"Congrats for making the decision to run for NC district 93! Wow. And Thank You God! No one is more suitable & qualified than you, my Gentle Ben. Our country needs your knowledge & service, so much more than ever before. Good Timing, Good Man! Thanks with my Heartfelt Gratitude."

Bonnie Wooten

 

 

Also endorsed by Representative Cullie Tarlton from Blowing Rock, who served in the NC House, 2007 – 2010

 

 

 

Proudly endorsed by Progressive Turnout Project, the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy.

 

 

 

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee would like to offer our endorsement of your campaign for the upcoming 2022 General Election for House District 93.

 

 

 

"I know Ben Massey from our years as physical therapists. He possesses tremendous leadership ability with success serving on both national and state organizations. Ben has integrity and the desire to serve. Our mountain counties will do well having a people-caring person like Ben representing them."

Charlotte Hanes