Medicaid (page 8)

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    Ponnuru, Salam set forth ‘A Constitutionalist Agenda’

    Ramesh Ponnuru and Reihan Salam share with National Review Online readers their recommendations for five Republican priorities. A practical constitutionalist agenda for the Congress would attempt both to strengthen constitutional principles such as federalism and the separation of powers and to habituate…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2015
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina could play a more prominent role in the 2016 presidential nomination process. State lawmakers have decided to move the state’s presidential primary to an earlier date on the electoral calendar. But Rick Henderson explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why concerns from the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2015
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    Obama administration’s political hardball on Medicaid expansion

    North Carolina is not mentioned in the article, but you can bet top Tar Heel officials are paying attention to the shenanigans described in this Bloomberg Businessweek account of recent political developments surrounding Medicaid expansion. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn’t…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2015
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As N.C. lawmakers work to build on positive benefits tied to their 2013 tax reform package, they would be wise to build up state reserve funds in preparation for the next recession. That’s the advice Roy Cordato shares in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on an expert panel that recommends fixing North Carolina’s Medicaid program before considering expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that facts have eroded the political Left’s narrative of a state budget crisis.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2015
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    Medicaid reformers from other states share ideas with N.C. legislators

    As N.C. lawmakers continue to haggle over the best way to proceed with Medicaid reform, they heard some advice Monday afternoon from experts who’ve addressed reform in Kansas, Florida, and Louisiana. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a physician and former Kansas legislator; Alan Levine of the Mountain States Health Alliance,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2015
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    Is the NC Budget ready for a minimum wage rule?

    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule in October 2013 that requires the payment of minimum wage and overtime compensation to most home care workers, including most of those whose services are provided through Medicaid-funded programs.  This rule has been challenged in court and a Federal district court…
    Sarah Curry, April 1, 2015
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    How are the states financing their Medicaid payments?

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the comprehensive questionnaire data from a survey conducted on states’ methods for Medicaid payment financing from fiscal 2008 through fiscal 2012 (using the state fiscal year calendar). States finance the nonfederal share of Medicaid expenditures largely through state general funds, but…
    Sarah Curry, March 25, 2015