Medicaid

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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
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    California’s $4 billion “oops”

    It was reported earlier this week that a state audit of the California Medicaid program called “Medi-Cal” revealed that the state had made at least $4 billion in “questionable payments” over a four-year period between 2014-2017 and that up to 453,000 people who were ineligible received benefits:…
    Jordan Roberts, November 1, 2018
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    Less regulation, more value

    In the past, I have written about a healthcare payment model commonly referred to as “patient-centered” or “value-based” care (see here, here, and here). The idea behind patient-centered care is that the provider…
    Jordan Roberts, October 4, 2018
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    Judge rules that Obamacare tax was illegal

    Six states were recently awarded money in a settlement that sought to address a controversial part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of a fee that was levied on…
    Jordan Roberts, August 31, 2018
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    Stanly County Schools misappropriated Medicaid dollars

    According to an article in the Stanley News & Press, At a finance committee meeting Tuesday night it was revealed the district finds itself in financial straits after charter school enrollment exceeded early projections and Medicaid misappropriations. As for the latter, SCS?finance director Nancy Hatley further explained in follow-up…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2018
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    Could Maine’s Vote To Expand Medicaid Impact North Carolina?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai talked with Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal about North Carolina’s appetite — or lack thereof — for expanding Medicaid. Maine voters recently did so via referendum. Mitch Kokai, policy analyst with Libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation, said he doubts the Maine expansion referendum results “will…
    Donna Martinez, November 13, 2017
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    McCrory’s Budget details

    Yesterday, Gov. McCrory released his spending plan for the 2015-2017 biennium.  While this is not the actual budget and the legislature will have to make the final decision on what is to be included in the state’s two-year spending plan, here are some details from his presentation yesterday.
    Sarah Curry, March 6, 2015
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    State Medicaid Directors Send Memo to Congress about CHIP

    Last week, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) sent a memo to staff of congressional leadership about plans to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The memo provides comments from the NAMD staff regarding provisions of the CHIP Extension and Improvement Act, (H.R. 5364) as introduced in…
    Sarah Curry, February 17, 2015