Medicaid (page 16)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Shortly after the N.C. General Assembly finished its work for the year — including votes on a state budget that included several education-related reforms — Gov. Pat McCrory outlined ideas for other education reforms he would like to pursue during his term. Terry Stoops analyzes the governor’s proposals during the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2013
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    North Carolina Still Expanding Medicaid?

    In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in NFIB vs Sebelius that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act cannot be mandatory.  Rather, states have the option to expand the entitlement program. Prior to this majority ruling, the Affordable Care Act forced states to comply with this provision.  If…
    Katherine Restrepo, August 6, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state budget sets Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed Medicaid reforms in motion. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how the budget helps repair North Carolina government’s balance sheet.
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A newspaper investigation and a scathing audit helped lead to a major shakeup at the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the Rural Center story during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato analyzes North Carolina’s new tax reform plan, and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2013
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    Medicaid reform looks promising in North Carolina

    The McCrory administration’s Medicaid reform plan marks a major step forward for a program that costs too much and delivers too little. Jonathan Ingram, director of research for the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability, delivered that message during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2013
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    Medicaid Eats Budgets in Neighboring States

    All states have been forced to spend more money to allow the Affordable Care Act (ironically named since it isn’t affordable), and more specifically changes to Medicaid, to be implemented in the states, regardless of whether the state approved expansion or not. Governor Pat McCrory recommended spending an additional $575 million…
    Sarah Curry, July 10, 2013
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    Governor Signs Continuing Resolution

    Yesterday, the Governor signed the bill allowing a continuing resolution to fund state operations past the end of the fiscal year.  I noticed there is a specific reference to the Medicaid shortfall in the continuing resolution, and the Governor takes the time to mention the additional $45 million set aside…
    Sarah Curry, June 28, 2013