Tag:medicaid

  • Horn: Audit gives additional reason not to expand Medicaid

    A senior state lawmaker who heads a committee overseeing the state Medicaid program says a newly released audit outlining systemic management mistakes gives an additional reason to oppose Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. State Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, co-chairs a…

  • Cooper makes a colossal blunder

    By claiming unilateral authority to expand Medicaid, Gov. Cooper destroyed the political narrative he and his progressive enablers in the media had created after the 2016 election.

  • Oversight group says Medicaid program detects waste poorly

    The state’s Medicaid program is not detecting or preventing waste, fraud, and abuse due to lack of staff, bureaucratic cooperation, and proper documentation, and the Medicaid Program Integrity Section is paying outside contractors much more to root out those problems than they return in savings, a state Program Evaluation Division…

  • Cooper still bets on Obamacare

    Most framers of Obamacare believe that a Medicare/Medicaid plan for all is and should be the ultimate destination for American health care. Does Roy Cooper agree?…

  • Managed-Care Group Calls for Medicaid Expansion

    RALEIGH — 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…

  • McCrory Announces Limited Medicaid Expansion

    RALEIGH — 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…

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

    RALEIGH — 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…