Medicaid (page 3)

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    Medicaid Expansion Is A Public Choice Problem

    “Medicaid expansion is a public choice problem,” says JLF’s Jordan Roberts in a recent research brief. Expansion, he says, is a mix of uninformed and/or disengaged voters, self-interested politicians, and profit-maximizing special interests – the perfect formula for a public choice dilemma. Public choice problems arise when the gains of…
    Brenee Goforth, February 14, 2020
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    Companies Lose $3-5 Million/Month Waiting for Medicaid Transition

    Things have gotten complicated for the medical insurance providers who signed up to cover North Carolina’s Medicaid population under the new managed care system. North Carolina was scheduled to transition to managed care in November of last year, but the funding for the program is tied up in the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 12, 2020
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    What gives? Is this the Medicaid we want to expand?

    In response to stories of layoffs at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Brian Balfour at the Civitas Institute found that the agency has spent 12% more through December compared to the prior fiscal year. Looking closer, Medicaid spending is $261 million ahead of last year ($90…
    Joseph Coletti, February 11, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports that a pro-union bill in the U.S. House could threaten North Carolina’s gig economy. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why a Medicaid expansion block grant still represents the wrong policy for North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Budgets, Medicaid, and Elections with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    JLF’s Becki Gray continues with her regular appearances on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. In her latest appearance, Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the budget impasse, the possibility of Medicaid expansion, and new voting…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Medicaid Expansion for Winston-Salem Journal

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai was quoted in a piece for the Winston-Salem Journal on Medicaid expansion. The piece explains that, since Kansas passed its recent Medicaid expansion compromise, many are wondering if North Carolina may follow suit. The reporter, Richard Craver, writes: A first-term Democratic governor and the Republican…
    Brenee Goforth, January 14, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Medicaid, Elections, and Pipelines with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the governor’s veto of the mini-budget that would have funded the transition of…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019