Tag:DHHS

  • Court order could end Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plan

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act before President Obama leaves office may have run aground as the result of an order issued Saturday night by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan issued a 14-day restraining order barring federal officials from approving…

  • NCGA leaders suing to block Cooper’s Medicaid expansion

    Just a week after submitting a letter to the federal government to reject Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposal to expand North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Republican leaders in the General Assembly announced late Friday they would file a federal lawsuit to block the move. Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House…

  • Managed-Care Group Calls for Medicaid Expansion

    The continuing calls to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act have a seemingly unlikely ally — Medicaid Health Plans of America, the trade association representing a number of top Medicaid managed care organizations. Some MHPA members likely will compete for contracts under the Medicaid reforms approved last year by…

  • McCrory Announces Limited Medicaid Expansion

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he plans to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls in several limited areas as part of his Health and Human Services budget priorities, and will continue to seek broader expansion from the White House. McCrory outlined at least $6.6 million in new funding for Medicaid…

  • Audit Could Hasten Cost-Cutting Medicaid Reforms, Experts Say

    A national health policy analyst says a recent state audit showing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services misspent $835 million on Medicaid could motivate legislators to accelerate cost-cutting reforms in the government’s program for the poor, elderly, and disabled. “The audit points to some important gaps in both…

  • Medicaid Reform Hearing Becomes Plea For Obamacare Expansion

    Nearly three dozen physicians, clinicians, university academics, parents, and assorted health association representatives attended a March 30 public hearing on Medicaid reform — the state’s first — and predictably, the most common topic of testimony was a plea to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Sandy Irving, representing…