Medicaid (page 16)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s plan to take up a Medicaid reform bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal points out liberals’ inconsistent arguments about the impact of film incentives and other tax policies.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s Medicaid reform plan. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal discusses ways to slow the summer learning slide among young students.
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2014
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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