Medicaid (page 4)

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    WRAL misinterprets its own poll results

    WRAL used results from a poll that makes no mention of the budget fight to claim, “[Gov. Roy] Cooper is winning the popular vote in the ongoing battle.” The poll asked voters a hypothetical question about expanding Medicaid that obfuscates the budget cost and consequences, let alone the…
    Joseph Coletti, February 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C.  Appeals Court’s decision to block voter ID indefinitely. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a federal court decision against Medicaid work requirements should help end North Carolina’s state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent court ruling leaves Republicans little flexibility when it comes to reforming Medicaid. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights the latest evidence that wind and solar power generate long-term solid waste problems that have not been addressed.
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    D.C. Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirement

    Last Friday, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit struck down Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement. Harris Meyer from Modern Healthcare reported:  In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court…
    Jordan Roberts, February 17, 2020
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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