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Gov. Cooper: Republican $35M school safety plan not enough

Republicans at the General Assembly say the school safety funding package in the upcoming state budget is a good first step that will address critical needs, but Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it comes up short.

North Carolina reaches settlement with dentist over claims

North Carolina's attorney general has announced a settlement with a dentist over fraudulent claims sent to the state Medicaid program.
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Trump’s move may nudge holdout GOP states, including NC, to expand Medicaid

In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.

Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

State distributes 40K doses of naloxone to fight opioid epidemic

The state has purchased the additional naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in North Carolina.
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Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
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Trump escalates feud with Senate leader over health care

President Donald Trump is escalating a feud with his party's leader in the Senate.

Man pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud conspiracy, perjury

The president of a behavioral health practice in North Carolina has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to defraud Medicaid.

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