Medicaid

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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
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper says a group of business executives said nothing in a recent meeting with him about wanting new tax cuts. He failed to mention that those executives already benefit from millions of dollars in targeted tax incentives. Other taxpayers foot the bill for those incentives. Jon Sanders analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    WRAL misinterprets its own poll results

    WRAL used results from a poll that makes no mention of the budget fight to claim, “[Gov. Roy] Cooper is winning the popular vote in the ongoing battle.” The poll asked voters a hypothetical question about expanding Medicaid that obfuscates the budget cost and consequences, let alone the…
    Joseph Coletti, February 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C.  Appeals Court’s decision to block voter ID indefinitely. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a federal court decision against Medicaid work requirements should help end North Carolina’s state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent court ruling leaves Republicans little flexibility when it comes to reforming Medicaid. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights the latest evidence that wind and solar power generate long-term solid waste problems that have not been addressed.
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    D.C. Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirement

    Last Friday, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit struck down Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement. Harris Meyer from Modern Healthcare reported:  In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court…
    Jordan Roberts, February 17, 2020