Medicaid

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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
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As North Carolina copes with the coronavirus, government rules and restrictions stand in the way of some effective responses. Jordan Roberts discusses reforms that could help state residents during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from an early legislative debate about state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
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    Managed Care Postponed Indefinitely: Budget Overflow Possible

    It has been over eight months since Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the General Assembly’s biennium state budget. This veto has left funding for many programs tied up for months on end. One such program is North Carolina’s transition to Medicaid managed care. As our Joe Coletti writes in his…
    Brenee Goforth, March 6, 2020
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    Live WUNC Politics Podcast Recording: What You Missed

    Thursday night, WUNC hosted its inaugural “Pints and Politics,” at the Carolina Inn. The event was hosted by WUNC’s two statehouse reporters, Jeff Tiberii and Rusty Jacobs. The event featured a cash bar and a live recording of the WUNC politics podcast. It was originally scheduled to take place…
    Brenee Goforth, March 2, 2020