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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
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    Budget Outlook for Federal Government

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington D.C. released a report on the Budget and Economic Outlook for 2015-2025. The report estimates that the federal budget deficit will total $468 billion in fiscal 2014, which amounts to 2.6% of the nation’s GDP. According to the CBO, the deficit is…
    Sarah Curry, January 28, 2015
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    AFP sets its agenda for 2015 General Assembly

    Americans for Prosperity will be encouraging the N.C. General Assembly to continue pushing back against environmental regulation, offering more patient-centered freedom in health care, continuing to push for tax reform, and providing for more educational freedom during the 2015 legislative session. AFP released its 2015 agenda on…
    Barry Smith, January 15, 2015
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    Senate leader Phil Berger previews the upcoming short session

    The ambitious agenda laid out by Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, for the upcoming legislative session Sen. Phil Berger made me wonder if the short session will really be short. The session begins on Wednesday. Berger said lawmakers’ time in Raleigh could be managed well. Here…
    Barry Smith, May 8, 2014
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    Medicaid Gets Deeper Discounts for Drugs Than Medicaid

    The Office of the Inspector General for HHS released a report indicating that Medicaid gets deeper discounts on many prescription drugs than Medicare. Much of this is attributed to Medicaid getting its discounts through health-related laws. Medicare, on the other hand, negotiates prices with private insurers and…
    Nicole Fisher, August 16, 2011
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    Medicaid-CHIP Fail to Provide Access & Quality for Children

    Recent studies and journal publications have confirmed what many enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have been saying for years: that they receive worse care than individuals and families with other kinds of health insurance. This is a devastating revelation for the parents of…
    Nicole Fisher, July 27, 2011
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    Entitlement Programs Turn 45… and No One Celebrated

    The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established by Title XIX of the Social Security Act and signed into law on July 30, 1965. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library with former President Truman (the champion of both causes)…
    Nicole Fisher, July 5, 2011
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    How Rob Christensen missed the truth about Medicaid, taxes, & spending

    Live BlogThere are two problems with Rob Christensen’s fruitless search for truth. Christen claims the budget cuts Medicaid spending and related jobs Perdue said the budget bill would result in $2 billion in cuts to Medicaid, the federal-state funded insurance program for the poor and the disabled; $750…
    Joseph Coletti, June 8, 2011