Medicaid (page 6)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that Aldona Wos’ resignation as state secretary of Health and Human Services could pave the way for a deal on Medicaid reform. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains the problems tied to an all-of-the-above energy policy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2015
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    NC Senate ‘give up’ on certain budget items in the name of compromise

    Senator Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) spoke this afternoon to shed light on some major policy decisions regarding the state budget.  In the Senate budget, they included some economic development policy and Medicaid reform ideas that were not very popular with the Governor nor the House.  They have decided to remove these…
    Sarah Curry, August 5, 2015
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    Obamacare and Medicaid fraud

    Ethan Barton of the Daily Caller reports on the Affordable Care Act’s impact in boosting the likelihood of Medicaid fraud. Medicaid is inherently risky for fraud due to its massive size and bureaucratic complexity – and thanks in part to Obamacar the program is growing quickly,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2015