medicaid expansion

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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
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    Roberts’ Review: 2019 NC Health Policy

    JLF’s health care researcher Jordan Roberts is recapping the health care legislation that passed (and didn’t pass) in North Carolina’s last legislative session. Medicaid Expansion Roberts writes: Medicaid expansion was a question of whether to expand our state’s Medicaid program to include able-bodied, working-age adults…
    Brenee Goforth, January 16, 2020
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    Kansas plans to use hospital tax scheme for Medicaid expansion

    It was recently announced the Democratic Governor of Kansas, and the Republican leader of the Kansas Senate reached a deal on Medicaid expansion. Kansas is going to use a hospital tax to fund the 10% state share of Medicaid expansion…
    Jordan Roberts, January 15, 2020
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    Idaho facing crowd out after Medicaid expansion

    Medicaid expansion has been one of the most intensely debated topics at the North Carolina General Assembly this session. My colleagues and I at the John Locke Foundation believe this would be a financially reckless move, which would do nothing for the root causes of why people…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2020