North Carolina’s ‘Walking Mayor’ steps onto Capitol Hill to fight for rural hospitals

WASHINGTON – A North Carolina mayor walked 273 miles to Washington, D.C. to talk about losing the town’s only hospital. He was joined by the president of North Carolina’s NAACP, Rev. William Barber. Residents of the mayor’s hometown rallied with him to bring attention to rural hospital closures nationwide and to make a case for Medicaid expansion.


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