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Protests of NC Republican policies back in Raleigh

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The movement against policies approved by the Republican-led North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh to pressure Gov. Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits. Full story...
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NC officials say Medicaid billing progress made

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North Carolina health officials say more medical providers are getting the hang of a new Medicaid billing system after its rocky first few months in operation. But not all state lawmakers are convinced the NCTracks system has turned the corner. Full story...
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NC AG says refusal of Medicaid expansion was wrong

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he can't see any reason why the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory refused to expand Medicaid coverage except for a political one. Full story...
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McCrory: US could force NC to expand Medicaid

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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. Full story...
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Lawmakers want quicker fix to NC Medicaid billing

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North Carolina General Assembly members want more assurances that delays for hospitals and doctors getting Medicaid claims paid through a new billing system will be fixed sooner rather than later. Full story...
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Audit: NC Medicaid claims system untested, flawed

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An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall now $330 million-plus

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The North Carolina office that oversees Medicaid says the funding shortfall for the government health insurance program is more than $330 million. Full story...
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Bill to close NC Medicaid shortfall passes House

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North Carolina legislators are prepared to give the state Medicaid agency access to another $400 million through next month to close a shortfall and repay drug rebates to the federal government. Full story...
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NC bill would expand aid to Alzheimer's patients

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There's a proposal moving ahead in the House directing North Carolina's Medicaid program to give additional paid help to people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease for things like getting dressed and bathed. Full story...
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McCrory offers plan to privatize NC Medicaid risk

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's administration wants to privatize North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid program to hold down the spiraling costs of delivering health care for the elderly and disabled. Full story...
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NC health chief: Agency is getting fixed

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The new chief of North Carolina's embattled health department says Medicaid reform and improving computer systems are her top two priorities. Full story...
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McCrory opposes state run health exchange

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he does not think the state is ready to run health exchanges called for in the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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NC Medicaid's management criticized in new audit

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is withholding judgment on whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act until his administration can fix serious mismanagement within the program. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want stop to online insurance market

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North Carolina's General Assembly is freezing any state work on a new one-stop shop to help people buy affordable health insurance and ordering unspent federal funds returned. Full story...
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