Medicaid (page 16)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a questionable transaction involving Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband, son, and federal stimulus money. Barry Smith reports on the 2nd District congressional debate between Rep. Renee Ellmers and challenger Clay Aiken. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains how…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2014
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    Another reason to think twice about expanding Medicaid … in a song

    Need more evidence that expanding Medicaid is a bad idea? The Foundation for Government Accountability offers the following video highlighting one of the negative aspects of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion component.
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Medicaid expansion would end up being a bad deal for North Carolina. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam touts recent developments in school choice for North Carolina families, and Jane Shaw of the Pope Center…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2014
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    Geraghty explores the politics of Medicaid expansion

    Medicaid expansion is a bad idea. It’s also bad politics for potential Republican presidential candidates, as Jim Geraghty explains at National Review Online. Can a Republican governor expand Medicaid in his state, as part of Obamacare’s implementation, and go on to compete for the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2014
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    Medicaid in the State Budget

    Medicaid is one of the largest expenditures in state government. In this year’s budget Medicaid accounts for 18 percent of the General Fund and 72 percent of the Health and Human Services budget. A detailed assessment of the Medicaid budget suggested that existing forecasting methods, which were based on previous…
    Sarah Curry, August 25, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state audit critical of North Carolina Medicaid approval procedures. John Hood’s Daily Journal assesses the North Carolina newspaper market.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a new John Locke Foundation study highlighting facts about fracking. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains how a joint federal-state funding mechanism leads to budget shenanigans in Medicaid.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2014
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    Block grants, tax credits among the best reforms for N.C. Medicaid

    As state legislators continue to haggle over reform of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, a new John Locke Foundation report explains how fundamental changes in the funding system would improve Medicaid. That includes converting the federal portion of Medicaid into an annual block grant and using tax credits to help healthier…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2014