Tag:obamacare

  • Repeal Obamacare Light: NC should abandon insurance mandates

    It is now widely recognized that Obamacare’s insurance mandates are one of the many parts of that legislation contributing to the increasing costs of health insurance. These mandates abandon the concept of consumer sovereignty by forcing people to purchase health insurance coverage they may not need or want.

  • Feds join Berger, Moore in asking for halt in Medicaid lawsuit

    The Cooper administration may have lost a key ally in its attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Cabinet agency that controls Medicaid. HHS officials joined Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, in a…

  • Be realistic about bipartisanship

    In a political climate more civil than the one we have now, in which Democrats and Republicans have more productive discussions, you will still be routinely disappointed with outcomes.

  • Trump’s first-day actions make Medicaid expansion less likely

    An executive order by President Donald Trump along with a regulatory freeze announced by his chief of staff place new barriers between Gov. Roy Cooper and his plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina, experts say. A restraining order issued in federal court is blocking Gov. Roy Cooper’s $6 billion…

  • 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…

  • Officials: Cooper Medicaid plan ‘unprecedented,’ ‘illegal’

    State Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, is confident President-elect Trump would overturn any unlawful agreement to fast-track the state’s Medicaid program. It would be unprecedented for Sylvia Burwell to work with Cooper to approve the expansion before President Obama leaves office Jan. 20, said Dollar and Lanier Cansler, former secretary of…

  • Cooper will lose Medicaid expansion ploy

    Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday he will, by asking Washington to amend the state’s Medicaid plan, expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. He made the announcement during the 15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum, sponsored by the North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association. Cooper’s ploy may…

  • Hospitals not on board with Cooper’s Medicaid plan

    National Medicaid policy analysts and North Carolina legislative leaders believe Gov. Roy Cooper has taken an extremely unwise course to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls. The governor also lacks a key ally in his efforts to add thousands of able-bodied North Carolinians to the government entitlement program: The North Carolina…

  • Hise: Cooper can’t expand Medicaid without NCGA approval (updated)

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced his plans today to circumvent the Republican-led General Assembly, and expand North Carolina’s Medicaid enrollment, requesting an amendment to the state’s Medicaid plan from the Obama administration.* Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, a powerful legislative health care leader, said Cooper does not have legal standing to…