Archive: McCrory Administration

  • McCrory’s Medicaid Team Pitching Reforms to Skeptical Public

    GREENSBORO — The physicians, health care organizations, academics, and interested citizens gathered at the town hall meeting Thursday in the Old Guilford County Courthouse were boisterous in opposing Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos’ advocacy of proposed free-market reforms to Medicaid.

  • McCrory Announces Bold Medicaid Proposal

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory hopes to inject market-based solutions into the state’s costly Medicaid system, shifting the burden of controlling systemic budget overruns from state taxpayers to managed care contractors that would offer competing statewide plans. McCrory wants the plan to be ready for a July 2015 rollout.

  • McCrory’s Initial Budget Shores Up Existing Programs

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled his first budget Wednesday that would spend $20.6 billion in the next fiscal year, an increase of about 2.2 percent over the current fiscal year’s General Fund budget. The total state budget, including federal funds, fee collections, and other revenues, is $49.6 billion.

  • McCrory Signs Unemployment Insurance Reforms

    RALEIGH — House Bill 4 increases taxes for some employers, shortens the number of weeks an unemployed worker is eligible for benefits, and reduces the maximum benefits such a person can receive. The federal government has slapped a surcharge on businesses as a means of repaying a $2.5 billion debt…

  • DHHS Secretary Tells Lawmakers Of Agency Disarray

    RALEIGH — Secretary Aldona Wos said the Department of Health and Human Services, the state’s second-largest bureaucracy with an $18 billion budget, is entangled in legal woes, lacks supervisory accountability, rushes multimillion-dollar payments through chaotic processes, and routinely fails to complete timely financial and operational reports vital to legislative oversight…