medicaid expansion (page 2)

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    Medicaid Expansion By Another Name Is Still Flawed Policy

    Today a group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled the NC Health Care for Working Families bill. By all indications, it is a Medicaid expansion bill which closely mirrors plans that have been introduced by Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Democrats this session. Different from traditional Medicaid expansion is…
    Jordan Roberts, April 9, 2019
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    Kaiser Health News article discusses rising costs after Colorado expanded Medicaid program

    A new Kaiser Health News article titled “Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Bottom Lines – And Prices” discussed the phenomenon of what is known as cost-shifting in hospitals and the experience in Colorado after the state expanded Medicaid.   Hospitals claim that…
    Jordan Roberts, March 27, 2019
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    At The Daily Signal: JLF Analysts Urge N.C. Leaders To Reject Medicaid Financing Scheme

    Writing at The Daily Signal, JLF’s Joe Coletti and Jordan Roberts explain another reason why the idea of adding half a million able-bodied, childless adults to North Carolina’s Medicaid program is a poor policy choice: the financing scheme known as the Medicaid provider tax. Supporters argue that expanding Medicaid…
    Donna Martinez, March 27, 2019
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    The truth about Medicaid expansion money

    The question of cost has been central in the Medicaid expansion debate here in North Carolina. On this topic, a few claims need to be cleared up. First, there is the idea that by not expanding Medicaid we are sending North Carolina tax dollars to the federal government which, in…
    Jordan Roberts, March 13, 2019
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    As expected, Gov. Cooper’s budget includes funding for Medicaid expansion

        As expected, Governor Cooper has included funding for Medicaid Expansion in his newly proposed recommended budget. FY 2019 would require a total of $2.1 billion in funding while the number almost doubles in FY 2020 totaling nearly $4.2 billion. 90% of Medicaid expansion costs are paid for…
    Jordan Roberts, March 6, 2019
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    There’s a Better Way: The Case Against Expanding Medicaid

    Some in North Carolina want to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults. But there’s a better way to make sure vulnerable populations have access to medical care, and to lower costs. Our Jordan Roberts makes the case against expanding Medicaid in North Carolina: Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit…
    Donna Martinez, January 30, 2019
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    Medicare, Medicaid breed cronyism and fraud

    Another day, another massive fraud scheme where private companies scam unaccountable public health programs and profit off of taxpayer dollars. This time the culprit is Walgreens: NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower…
    Jordan Roberts, January 24, 2019
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    New polling offers insight into voter views on Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion

    Poll after poll around the country told us that healthcare was the most important issues for voters in the 2018 election cycle. It’s no secret that our healthcare system is inefficient and overly complex. Deservedly so, voters want changes to the healthcare system. Elected officials from the right…
    Jordan Roberts, November 27, 2018