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JIM PERRY: Expanding Medicaid could cut access to doctors

Last week North Carolina Democrats held a hearing at the legislature on Medicaid Expansion which included expert commentary from Dr. Leighton Ku, a professor and director of the Center for Health Policy Research at The George Washington University. While Dr. Ku discussed his perception of the benefits to North Carolina of expanding Medicaid, the hearing...

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MCCOMAS: It’s time for expanded health care coverage

Imagine: North Carolina lawmakers set aside partisan politics to provide hardworking citizens access to affordable health insurance, thereby growing the economy, giving rural hospitals a lifeline, and tapping into one of the most effective tools to combat the opioid epidemic. That’s the story that I hope to tell by the time this legislative session ends....

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BRIAN BALFOUR: Who would really bear the burden of the hospital tax to pay for Medicaid expansion?

Gov. Cooper has insisted that North Carolina can expand its Medicaid program “without any additional state tax dollars.” But Cooper’s own budget proposal for FY 2019-20, says that the state share of the costs would be “paid by hospitals and health plans.” How would they fund the state share of expansion? By paying a new tax.

JOHN HOOD: Insist on work for aid
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JOHN HOOD: Insist on work for aid

I don’t think North Carolina should expand Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It’s the wrong response to the wrong problem, paid for in the wrong way (with massive federal borrowing).