The North Carolina Republican Senate Thom Tillis announced that he has prostate cancer. He will be getting surgery next week.
Thom Tillis, who won reelection last fall, said he expects to make a full recovery. He also added that next week he will have surgery in North Carolina to treat prostate cancer. He also said that he is in the hands of outstanding medical professionals and will make a full recovery.
The North Carolina Republican senate shared that he had no symptoms and reiterated the importance of getting routine screenings. He said that he is blessed that he noticed cancer in the early stages and he can’t emphasize enough how important routine screenings are no matter how healthy you think you are. He had no symptoms and would have never imagined him suffering from cancer. His prognosis is good because I went to my annual physical and received a PSA test, which led to a biopsy and eventually my diagnosis.
The North Carolina Republican wants North Carolina to expand Medicaid. The State and local representatives who were mostly Republicans gathered at Southwestern Community College to discuss the need to stop the health coverage gap.
The coverage gap refers to people who do not qualify for Medicaid because they earn too much to qualify but they make too little to qualify for a subsidy in the private insurance marketplace or to afford health insurance on their own. This impacts over 600,000 people in North Carolina