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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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NC pastor walks to Washington protesting proposed Medicaid cuts

The North Carolina pastor walking hundreds of miles to the nation's capital to keep his seriously ill daughter alive arrived in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning.
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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

Senate adds Medicaid reforms to bill on mental health

Legislation aimed at curbing salaries for top executives at North Carolina's regional mental health providers could be in jeopardy after Senate Republicans said they also want to revisit the 2015 Medicaid overhaul.

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