Medicaid (page 34)

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    CBO report discusses smaller Obamacare subsidies, raising Medicare premiums

    Medicare recipients and providers might be interested in a new Congressional Budget Office analysis of federal health care policy presented Jan. 29 to the Healthcare Leadership Council by CBO Director Doug Elmendorf. It acknowledges that “cutting federal subsidies for health insurance would help the budget but would leave affected…
    Dan E. Way, January 30, 2014
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    29 Days…

    … Until the Obamacare individual marketplaces open for enrollment. Here is the Kaiser Family Foundation’s updated map of where states stand on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion provision.  In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states possess the option to expand their Medicaid eligibility levels for childless adults living under 138%…
    Katherine Restrepo, September 2, 2013
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    Why work?

    OK, so this is a problem.  According to a study by the Cato Institute, The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for…
    Julie Tisdale, August 21, 2013
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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