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.
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.
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.