Tag: Medicaid Expansion

Opinion

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. ...
Opinion

BYERS: No, NC Taxpayers have NOT paid $8.3 billion to ...

One of the most dangerous – yet persisting – lies out there about Medicaid expansion is that North Carolina is already paying for it in other states. Yes, at this point, perpetuating that talking point as fact is the same as disseminating ...
Opinion

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. ...
Opinion

BRIAN BALFOUR: Who would really bear the burden of the ...

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 ...
Opinion

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).
News

Medicaid Expansion By Any Other Name

A group of House Republicans is taking another whack at what they call an alternative to Medicaid expansion so uninsured North Carolina residents can obtain health coverage.