Medicaid (page 16)

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    Expand Medicaid? Ask Chicago about the consequences

    If seeing their city transformed into a war zone isn’t bad enough, residents of Chicago are also feeling a budget pinch thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Sarah Hurtubise explains for the Daily Caller. Chicago’s public health system is facing a massive…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2014
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    Washington Post’s Samuelson questions rhetoric on Medicaid expansion

    We’ve heard the criticism of North Carolina’s elected leaders based on their decision not to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson has heard the criticism, too, and offers a response. The White House recently put out a 40-page report…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2014
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    House Budget Meeting

    This afternoon the House held a conference committee hearing on the budget negotiations. Rep. Nelson Dollar opened the meeting and began by outlining the items in controversy with the Senate: Teacher Pay Plan Education – Teacher Assistants Health and Human Services – Eligibility for certain Medicaid patients He then…
    Sarah Curry, July 14, 2014
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    What is slowing down the Budget Process?

    Really the budget debate comes down to two major components: what Medicaid is going to cost and how much money will be left over for a teacher pay raise.   Lawmakers must have a clear picture of Medicaid’s financial requirements before any other budget negotiations can take place. Medicaid is the…
    Sarah Curry, July 2, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the repeal of Durham’s Jim Crow-era gun registration law. Way’s Daily Journal highlights legislative frustration about North Carolina’s Medicaid cost overruns.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2014
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    Remind me again why we want more Medicaid

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details some disturbing Medicaid news. The federal government paid out $14.4 billion in fraudulent reimbursements through Medicaid last year, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) highlighted a recent GAO report on…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2014
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    In case you missed her …

    Becki Gray discussed Medicaid reform in North Carolina during her latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2014
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    How to reform Medicaid? Difference between Budgets

    When the Governor released his budget proposal in May he expressed very strong concerns about the future of the Medicaid program and the continuous budget shortfalls the state has experienced.  In an attempt to alleviate future budget constraints due to an unforeseen shortfall he created a Medicaid Risk Reserve Fund…
    Sarah Curry, June 18, 2014