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    Leandro is Just Part of the Progressive Policy Agenda

    Photos from the Leandro rally this weekend:  …
    Terry Stoops, October 18, 2021
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    NC Medicaid Expansion: A Political Loser Then and Now

    Really interesting piece from Carolina Journal’s Investigative Political Analyst Dallas Woodhouse, who looks at why Medicaid expansion was, and is, a political loser. Here’s a taste, as Woodhouse looks at why this will impact every single North Carolinian. A poll this spring obtained by Carolina Journal showed 64%…
    Donna Martinez, October 6, 2021
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    Biden Rule Would Siphon Caregivers’ Money to Unions

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a potential negative outcome from one Biden administration plan. The Biden administration may soon allow unions to take Medicaid funds from caregivers—a practice the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional. Family members and professional caregivers can qualify for Medicaid reimbursements for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
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    Warning for NC: Medicaid Expansion Offers Empty Promises

    Today’s Real Clear Policy included an article warning North Carolina against being seduced by the siren song of empty promises sung by Medicaid expansion supporters: As far back as 2014, Arkansas Senator Bryan King (R) warned other states not to expand after watching his state’s “…
    Brian Balfour, May 27, 2021
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    Texas Fights Biden over Medicaid

    Caitlin McFall reports for about the Lone Star State’s dispute with the Biden administration over health care policy. The Biden administration was slapped with a lawsuit on Friday after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched a suit countering changes to the state’s federally funded portion of Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2021
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    Locke experts: Cooper’s latest budget plan spends too much, takes aim at parents’ educational choices

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest two-year budget plan would spend far too much money, setting North Carolina’s state government on an unsustainable future path. The governor also continues his pointless push to expand Medicaid, touts an unnecessary bond package, and targets popular parental school choice programs for cutbacks. These are some…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021
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    Editorial cartoon exposes simple-minded support for Medicaid expansion

    WRAL editorial cartoonist Dennis Draughon published the above cartoon this week in an attempt to show how ignorant opponents of Medicaid expansion must be. The cartoon features Gov. Cooper showing all the supposed benefits of Medicaid expansion, and a stubborn Phil Berger nevertheless insisting it makes…
    Brian Balfour, March 19, 2021
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    WRAL editorial ignores vital details about Medicaid expansion

    WRAL earlier this week published an editorial titled “Take the money, it’s ours. Expand Medicaid.” The article misses the mark in many ways, starting with the article title itself. The money to pay for Medicaid expansion is not “ours.” It doesn’t even exist. The federal government is already…
    Brian Balfour, March 11, 2021