Kudos for the April 23 news article “N.C.’s aging, death row inmates are dying of natural causes.”
The article pointed out that slightly fewer than half of the 152 death row inmates are 50 or older and the oldest is 83. Any inmate deserves basic health care services, even death row inmates.
But the article raises a question. Why is it that the governor and state legislature are apparently fine with providing the money for health care services to inmates (or are willing to accept federal money for the same) but are opposed to Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, which would provide needed health care services to so many North Carolinians who haven’t committed crimes and are not in prison or on death row?