Medicaid (page 4)

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    Cooper to defy state law, seek Medicaid expansion linked to Obamacare

    As Congress prepares today to repeal and replace Obamacare, North Carolina’s new governor is defying a 2013 state law in pursuit of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Gov. Roy Cooper told a business forum today that he’s seeking a federal government amendment of the state’s Medicaid plan. Cooper’s plan would go against…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on an oversight group’s finding that North Carolina’s Medicaid program does a poor job detecting waste. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines three ways Roy Cooper might approach his job as North Carolina’s new governor.
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Medicaid fraud exposed

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online devotes his latest column to Medicaid fraud, a practice he describes as “a breathtaking campaign of thievery.” There are no permanent victories in politics, however, and the deficit is expected to creep up this year, and then to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2016
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    Why keep throwing more money at Medicaid

    Oren Cass examines Medicaid’s troubling track record for a column posted at National Review Online. Because of Medicaid, the safety net feels weaker as it grows heavier, exposing bigger gaps even as it spreads. Bad design and political pressure have allowed this one program…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With multiple visits from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, along with their respective running mates, North Carolina is clearly a target for both Democrats and Republicans in the 2016 presidential race. Rick Henderson assesses the Tar Heel State’s importance in the presidential campaign during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2016
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    Shocker! Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion costs skyrocket

    North Carolina’s decision to avoid the political left’s incessant demand for Medicaid expansion looks better and better every day. The Associated Press delivers more news to foul the punch bowl at the Medicaid expansion party. In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Medicaid managed-care group’s support for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers two ideas for addressing ongoing controversy linked to House Bill 2.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for a limited expansion of the N.C. Medicaid program. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal examines the media hysteria surrounding House Bill 2.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2016