Medicaid (page 6)

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    New Study of how Federal Spending affects state budgets

    North Carolina is no stranger to how the federal government’s programs affect our state budget.  Take Medicaid for example, it has caused a problem for state budgets for years – and it is a federal program that receives a significant amount of federal spending.  If the federal government can’t keep…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory signing a Medicaid reform bill into law. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights a troubling addition to the state Senate’s farm bill linked to renewable energy.
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2015
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    Medicaid reform bill passes Senate

    Medicaid reform has been a topic for many years.  As the largest budget expenditure after education, Medicaid has caused budget problems for years – and now the legislature is determined to reform the program to give better care and more budget predictability.  Below is the press release that came out…
    Sarah Curry, September 22, 2015
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    Senate approves budget

    Yesterday the senate passed, by a party lines vote of 33-16, the state’s two-year spending plan after over an hour of debate.  The Senate will make their third and final vote on the budget today and the House is scheduled to take it’s final vote on Friday.  The $21.7 billion…
    Sarah Curry, September 16, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a critique of a recent state audit targeting the group that oversees North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the research supporting school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2015
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    Medicaid is the largest piece of the federal funds pie in State Expenditures

    In fiscal 2014, Medicaid comprised 51 percent of all federal funds to states, according to NASBO’s State Expenditure Report, released in November 2014. This marked the first time in the 27-year history of the State Expenditure Report that Medicaid represented over half of all federal funds to states.
    Sarah Curry, August 17, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s initial vote to approve its Medicaid reform plan. Austin Pruitt’s Daily Journal assesses North Carolina’s long-term government retiree pension liability.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2015
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    NC Senate compromise – hopefully NC will have a budget soon

    Yesterday we heard in a press conference the Senate’s plan to speed up the budget process with their compromises.  They have decided to remove their Medicaid reform and economic development provisions from their version of the budget in efforts to pass a state spending plan before the continuing resolution expires…
    Sarah Curry, August 6, 2015