Medicaid

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about COVID-19’s impact on the uninsured. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on issues likely to drive county commissioner elections across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the Cooper administration’s proposed unemployment rule could force parents to choose between returning to work and taking care of home-bound kids. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion isn’t “free” to the state.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina will lose a source of natural gas and a potential economic boost, now that Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have decided to kill the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Donald van der Vaart explores the reason for pipeline owners’ decision in the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on rising political tensions linked to the Republican National Convention’s likely move out of Charlotte. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal considers the impact of delaying North Carolina’s move toward Medicaid managed care.
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2020
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    Medicaid Mismanagement and Fears of Medicaid Fraud from N.C. State Auditor

    Gov. Roy Cooper, in the wake of COVID-19, made it easier to apply for Medicaid. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reports that N.C. State Auditor Beth Wood has concerns this may lead to Medicaid fraud. Havlak writes: Cooper’s executive order authorized DHHS to temporarily waive any restrictions on self-attestation, other than…
    Brenee Goforth, May 18, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Auditor Beth Wood’s concerns about the impact of new Medicaid rules on already-law oversight. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains how the COVID-19 shutdown has reminded us about what’s really important.
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2020
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    Coronavirus Is Not a Reason to Expand Medicaid

    The outbreak of Coronavirus has reignited calls for Medicaid expansion. Proponents claim that during this public health crisis, it is necessary to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured persons who may catch the virus. However, as JLF’s Jordan Roberts explains in his recent research brief, expanding Medicaid is not necessary for…
    Brenee Goforth, April 28, 2020