Archive: CCNC/Medicaid Reform

  • Medicaid Savings Illusory Under Obamacare Expansion, Critics Say

    RALEIGH — A recent study suggests that taxpayer costs could go down if the states expanded Medicaid enrollment under President Obama’s signature Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But critics say expanding Medicaid actually would cost North Carolinians directly an extra $3.1 billion more over a 10-year period — and…

  • Medicaid Shortfall Has Lawmakers and Governor Scrambling

    RALEIGH — State lawmakers are pushing to inject more fiscal discipline and better forecasting into Medicaid budgeting to end a series of annual overruns that have required tapping into the state’s General Fund. The shortfall was $200 million two years ago and $600 million last year.

  • ObamaCare Anniversary Highlights Need for N.C. Medicaid Reform

    RALEIGH — North Carolina needs relief from a year-old federal health care reform law that will strain the state's budget, divert resources to Medicaid from other critical needs, and lead to worse health care in the state. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report reaches those conclusions. Today marks the…