Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment.
Litigation between North Carolina lawmakers, federal officials and Gov. Roy Cooper's administration on his efforts to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of residents has been put on hold for a couple of months.
North Carolina's legislative leaders and federal regulators have asked a judge to put on hold litigation in which the Republican lawmakers had sued these same regulators and Gov. Roy Cooper's administration over his efforts to expand Medicaid.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the federal government from quickly approving any proposal by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to expand Medicaid to more people through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing in Wilmington on Wednesday to get feedback from citizens and other stakeholders on the draft N.C. Medicaid Reform plan.
An annual compliance audit again has found North Carolina's Medicaid program is mistakenly overpaying some doctors and hospitals. This time, state auditors projected the program-wide cost of these errors at $835 million.