Medicaid

Detailed NC Medicaid financial audit looks at big picture
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. Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:32am
NC NAACP going to legislators’ districts to call them out
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. Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:47am
Coalition starts bid to expand Medicaid in North Carolina
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. Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:42am
Idea slowed to shift NC Medicaid program oversight to panel
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. Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:53am
McCrory joins other governors for DC meeting with Obama
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. Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:00am
NC Medicaid projects running in black this year
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. Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:41pm
NAACP holds post-election news conference, urges emergency Medicaid meeting
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. Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:38pm
NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options
North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:33pm
DHHS Oversight,1st Ld NC health officials highlight Medicaid finances
North Carolina health officials are celebrating a positive cash balance within the state Medicaid agency for the most recent fiscal year. They're also crediting a consultant's work for helping bring Medicaid finances under control. The state budget office told a General Assembly oversight committee Tuesday that Medicaid had $64 million remaining when the year ended June 30. The state Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of Medicaid. Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:23pm
NC conservative activist quits $95K health job
A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret "Mardy" Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family. Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:39am