Medicaid (page 8)

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    Costs of Medicaid Expansion

    When a politician starts talking about free things, you know to check your wallet. Medicaid expansion, in all its varieties, is no different. It would add $4.2 billion to state spending in fiscal year 2020-21, a 27 percent increase over Medicaid without expansion, and 7.4 percent more than total state…
    Joseph Coletti, July 8, 2019
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    JLF’s Joe Coletti comments on Medicaid Expansion for Governing Magazine

    JLF’s Joe Coletti recently commented on Medicaid Expansion for Governing magazine. Coletti comments that one reason many legislators hesitate to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is due to the upcoming shift from centralized Medicaid to a managed care system. Governing’s Mattie Quinn quotes Coletti as saying: While managed-care programs…
    Brenee Goforth, July 2, 2019
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    Medicaid Expansion Study Bias Revealed in the Title

    The first thing one learns in econ 101 is that all economic activity has benefits and costs. And to consider only one or the other is bad economics, plain and simple. The special interest funded Medicaid Expansion study claiming that over 37,000 jobs will be created if the state extends…
    Roy Cordato, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Gov. Cooper, citing lack of Medicaid expansion, vetoes proposed state spending plan

    Earlier today, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the biennial budget bill, according to Carolina Journal’s Dan Way. Way cites a lack of Medicaid expansion appropriations as Cooper’s main issue with the budget:  “Many are dying because North Carolina has yet to say an important word — Yes,” Cooper…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    News Release: Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Contact: Joseph Coletti John Locke Foundation 919-828-3876 [email protected]    Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion    JLF analyst highlights key features in House, Senate compromise    RALEIGH — What’s not included in the North…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    Jordan Roberts comments on Medicaid Expansion in the Wilmington Star-News

    JLF Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts has offered perspective via a letter to the editor in the Wilmington Star-News. In the letter, which responded to a Star-News editorial that endorsed Medicaid expansion, Roberts urged lawmakers to take a different course. In his letter, Roberts writes: Despite calls by well-intentioned…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Medicaid gambit won’t boost Cooper

    Recent polling on Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval ratings gives mixed signals, according to a recent commentary in Carolina Journal by syndicated columnist John Hood. Hood explains the results: [Public Policy Polling]  June 17-18 survey of 610 registered voters put the governor at 40 percent approval and 41 percent disapproval. In…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Leonard Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online on Raleigh attorneys who offer legal services to the poor from a recreational vehicle. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Gov. Roy Cooper’s poll numbers and the likely impact of his push for Medicaid expansion.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019