Medicaid (page 9)

  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    Long-term economic cost of N.C. Medicaid expansion could top $6 billion

    Some advocates of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina have touted potential economic benefits from the increased money flowing into the state from the federal government. But a new study from the national group State Budget Solutions says that claim fails the test of economic analysis. CEO and chief economist Scott…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2015
  • Post

    Why Medicaid expansion is the wrong choice for NC…

    Today’s Shaftesbury speaker is J. Scott Moody, the CEO from State Budget Solutions.  In his presentation, he will reveal the results of his organization’s study of North Carolina’s economy and the ramifications we can expect should North Carolina’s policymakers choose to expand Medicaid under “Obamacare,” as some have…
    Sarah Curry, March 23, 2015
  • Post

    High-Risk Federal Programs Report

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an update to its list of high-risk federal program areas, which is updated every two years. The Medicaid program remains on GAO’s list of designated high-risk programs, primarily due to its size and the variability of program structures from state to state. GAO…
    Sarah Curry, March 19, 2015
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolinians are still a year away from their first trip to the ballot box in high-profile 2016 election races, but Rick Henderson analyzes the latest polling data and election-related developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the N.C. Supreme Court’s recent hearing…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2015
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislators’ cost concerns surrounding efforts to track Medicaid eligibility. John Hood’s Daily Journal recommends a balanced media diet.
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2015