Gov. Pat McCrory says his signature on far-reaching Medicaid legislation is just the beginning of a years-long process to transform the health care program that serves more than one in six North Carolina residents.
North Carolina lawmakers look to be on a glide path to adjourn this year's extended session by Sept. 30 since three months of intense negotiations have ended with a final budget law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.
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.