Medicaid (page 7)

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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
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    Barron’s editorial page editor assesses 50-year-old Great Society programs

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s says the 50th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid offers a good opportunity to examine the two programs’ health. From modest beginnings in 1965, M&M have grown to account for more than a third of all U.S. health spending. Gross spending…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new audit that spells out more than $3 million in Medicaid misspending from Robeson County public schools. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal examines the impact of federally owned land in N.C. counties.
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2015
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    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo reacts to the Obamacare decision

    Katherine Restrepo, health and human services policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation, discusses today’s 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and what could follow from it. The 3:59 interview follows.
    Rick Henderson, June 25, 2015
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    As the Medicaid reform debate ramps up again …

    … a snippet from this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Scott Moody, CEO and chief economist of State Budget Solutions, explains why Medicaid expansion is a bad idea for North Carolina. Moody discussed this issue in greater detail during a March presentation for the John Locke…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the big business of “green” tax credits. John Hood’s Daily Journal sifts through competing assessments of recent N.C. Medicaid trends.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2015