McCrory: US could force NC to expand Medicaid

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Submitted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 2:23am
Updated: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 7:05pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so.

McCrory spoke Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a Conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. He said the change could result in higher costs.

McCrory spokesman Ryan Tronovitch says the governor is referring to a regulation expanding the ability of hospitals to presumptively conclude some patients not already enrolled for federal assistance are likely to qualify, such as former foster care children and low-income women with breast or cervical cancer. Hospitals can then bill the government for the care of those patients for up to two months until a final determination is made.

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1 Comment

  • SusanK6461 says:

    There’s a reason NC is anti education. It fits well with their schemes of hurting the average citizen while they line their pockets out of the public’s eye. Mr. McIntyre is no better than any of the others. If you’re facing increased insurance costs and REALLY want to know the truth about why that is, do your research.

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