Medicaid

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Budgets, Medicaid, and Elections with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    JLF’s Becki Gray continues with her regular appearances on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. In her latest appearance, Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the budget impasse, the possibility of Medicaid expansion, and new voting…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Medicaid Expansion for Winston-Salem Journal

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai was quoted in a piece for the Winston-Salem Journal on Medicaid expansion. The piece explains that, since Kansas passed its recent Medicaid expansion compromise, many are wondering if North Carolina may follow suit. The reporter, Richard Craver, writes: A first-term Democratic governor and the Republican…
    Brenee Goforth, January 14, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Medicaid, Elections, and Pipelines with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the governor’s veto of the mini-budget that would have funded the transition of…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019
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    Health care for the poor

    Keith Smith co-founded the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which describes itself as a “free market-loving, price-displaying, state-of-the-art, AAAHC accredited, doctor owned, multispecialty surgical facility in central OK.” In a recent interview, Smith advised “not to consider the poor in the aggregate.” They are individuals; and I believe that individuals…
    Joseph Coletti, November 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on delays for N.C. Medicaid’s planned transition to managed care. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions the constitutionality of a new law that could delay payments to some Map Act victims.
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts Shares Concerns Over Medicaid Expansion at Republican Speakers Forum

    On Monday, October 21, JLF’s Jordan Roberts spoke about healthcare at the Republican Speakers Forum. The Rhino Times reported on his appearance. The reporter, John Hammer, reported on the reasons Roberts rejects Medicaid expansion as America’s healthcare solution: Roberts explained that one of the reasons the Locke Foundation is opposed…
    Brenee Goforth, October 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on insurance giant Aetna’s claim that N.C. regulators manipulated a Medicaid contracting process to ensure a win for Blue Cross N.C. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal argues that it’s time to end the political polarization surrounding school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2019