medicaid expansion

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    Candidate Question: What’s the state of Medicaid enrollment and how would this change with Medicaid Expansion?

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides a dashboard that tracks monthly Medicaid enrollment. NC Medicaid Enrollment in March = 2,182,617 Current NC Medicaid enrollment= 2,362,635 Current NC Population= 10,488,084 (July 2019) The current proportion of Medicaid enrollees to the entire population is approximately 22…
    Jordan Roberts, October 15, 2020
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    Medicaid Expansion and Rural Hospitals

    With the election less than 30 days away, political candidates from all across the spectrum are digging in on their political stances, trying to persuade voters to vote for their agenda. Like usual, health care is one of the most important topics for voters, especially in light of the pandemic.
    Jordan Roberts, October 9, 2020
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    Care4Carolina Careless with Medicaid Expansion Survey Questions

    A recent survey sponsored by Care4Carolina gauged the opinions of registered voters in North Carolina about health care issues and Medicaid expansion. There are wide-ranging results concerning voters’ support of “closing the coverage gap,” Medicaid Expansion, and other healthcare-related issues. The survey shows overwhelming support for Medicaid expansion. However,…
    Jordan Roberts, September 10, 2020
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    Kicking off a new feature – Candidate Questions – First question: Is Medicaid expansion a good idea?

    Since 2008, the John Locke Foundation has provided candidates for the General Assembly and state-wide offices research, data and  information to address NC’s most pressing public policy challenges.  Our 2020 Policy Solutions Guide is a much valued and trusted resource. We’ve also held policy briefings, numerous individual and small group…
    Becki Gray, May 18, 2020
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    Coronavirus Is Not a Reason to Expand Medicaid

    The outbreak of Coronavirus has reignited calls for Medicaid expansion. Proponents claim that during this public health crisis, it is necessary to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured persons who may catch the virus. However, as JLF’s Jordan Roberts explains in his recent research brief, expanding Medicaid is not necessary for…
    Brenee Goforth, April 28, 2020
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    D.C. Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirement

    Last Friday, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit struck down Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement. Harris Meyer from Modern Healthcare reported:  In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court…
    Jordan Roberts, February 17, 2020
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    Medicaid Expansion Is A Public Choice Problem

    “Medicaid expansion is a public choice problem,” says JLF’s Jordan Roberts in a recent research brief. Expansion, he says, is a mix of uninformed and/or disengaged voters, self-interested politicians, and profit-maximizing special interests – the perfect formula for a public choice dilemma. Public choice problems arise when the gains of…
    Brenee Goforth, February 14, 2020
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    Companies Lose $3-5 Million/Month Waiting for Medicaid Transition

    Things have gotten complicated for the medical insurance providers who signed up to cover North Carolina’s Medicaid population under the new managed care system. North Carolina was scheduled to transition to managed care in November of last year, but the funding for the program is tied up in the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 12, 2020