Medicaid

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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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    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
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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