There's some small movement in the state Senate over two key policy differences with the House, a development that could help the North Carolina General Assembly wrap up this year's work session.
The House has approved its model to overhaul North Carolina's Medicaid system, contrasting starkly with a proposal incorporated in the Senate's budget.
The state budget office says the North Carolina's Medicaid program owes medical providers for nearly two years of payments for care for the poor and elderly.
The first detailed financial audit of North Carolina's Medicaid program in 20 years shows some improvement in its fiscal picture but cash outlays are still trying to catch up with pending liabilities, particularly on payments to medical providers.
North Carolina's NAACP is singling out four Republican lawmakers for their opposition to Medicaid expansion and their support of elections changes by holding advocacy efforts in their home districts.
A coalition of groups is beginning an effort to expand Medicaid in North Carolina despite opposition from Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly.
The Charlotte Observer reports the various group gathered for a news conference Wednesday to outline their plans.
Momentum has slowed for a proposal to shift control of North Carolina's Medicaid program from the Department of Health and Human Services to a new eight-member panel of health experts.
The General Assembly's government watchdog oversight committee met Wednesday but didn't vote as previously expected on legislation recommended last week by one of its subcommittees.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says President Barack Obama was receptive to ideas about Medicaid reform and other issues during a discussion between the president, himself and three other governors.
That's McCrory take from Tuesday's White House meeting with Obama and members of the National Governors Association's Executive Committee. McCrory joined the panel last summer.
North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year despite higher than expected spending in prescription drug use and continued enrollment growth for the state's health insurance program for poor people.
Rev. Dr. William Barber and other NAACP officials held a news conference in Wilmington this morning, urging Governor Pat McCrory and Senator-elect Thom Tillis to meet about Medicaid expansion.