Medicaid (page 9)

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    The News and Observer Highlights Health Care Comments by JLF’s Becki Gray

    Earlier this week, The Raleigh News and Observer published a story on the House Medicaid compromise bill. House Bill 655, or “NC Health Care for Working Families,” is a proposed compromise to Gov. Cooper’s demands for Medicaid expansion; demands which he is using to hold up the state…
    Brenee Goforth, July 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would allow the NC Virtual Academy charter school to enroll more students. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains the flawed economics behind the claim that Medicaid expansion would create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Cooper’s claimed compromise

    Gov. Roy Cooper offered a budget counteroffer that would be hard to classify as a compromise. It still includes Medicaid expansion, a $3.5 billion bond (10% less than his original $3.9 billion plan), rejects a franchise tax reduction, and refuses to expand the number of Opportunity Scholarships. The proposal…
    Joseph Coletti, July 9, 2019
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    JLF’s Gray makes case against Medicaid expansion

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray outlined her concerns about Medicaid expansion during this morning’s N.C. House Health Committee meeting. Click here to listen to Gray’s remarks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2019
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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