Medicaid Expansion http://wunc.org en Thousands To March Downtown Raleigh In Opposition Of New North Carolina Laws http://wunc.org/post/thousands-march-downtown-raleigh-opposition-new-north-carolina-laws <p></p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:47:31 +0000 Jorge Valencia 30242 at http://wunc.org Thousands To March Downtown Raleigh In Opposition Of New North Carolina Laws NC Refused Medicaid Expansion. How Is The State Enrolling So Many People For Health Coverage? http://wunc.org/post/nc-refused-medicaid-expansion-how-state-enrolling-so-many-people-health-coverage <p></p><p>North Carolina is enrolling more uninsured people than any other state that refused to set up its own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p><p>Health care policy director Adam Searing of the NC Justice Center says the state-run Medicaid system, Community Care, has made a big difference.</p><p></p><p>The state has encouraged social and health services to cooperate to provide Medicaid patients solid care up front, and now friends and family members who don't qualify for Medicaid have affordable options and guidance for enrolling in private healthcare.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:20:31 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29945 at http://wunc.org NC Refused Medicaid Expansion. How Is The State Enrolling So Many People For Health Coverage? Moral Monday Leaders Looking To Spend 2014 Advocating For The Uninsured http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-leaders-looking-spend-2014-advocating-uninsured <p>A judge gave permission Monday to a group that’s been protesting new North Carolina laws to rally on the grounds of the state Capitol building.<br /><br />Wake County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour’s decision reversed denial of a permit &nbsp;earlier this month. &nbsp;It served as a preamble for the new year of protests, that have become known as Moral Monday, against the Republican-controlled state legislature.<br /> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 04:25:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27916 at http://wunc.org Moral Monday Leaders Looking To Spend 2014 Advocating For The Uninsured McCrory Stands Behind Voting Law, Says NC Might Be Forced To Expand Medicaid http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-stands-behind-voting-law-says-nc-might-be-forced-expand-medicaid <p>Governor Pat McCrory has again defended North Carolina's new voting law during a talk at a leading conservative think tank.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:22:01 +0000 Will Michaels 24524 at http://wunc.org McCrory Stands Behind Voting Law, Says NC Might Be Forced To Expand Medicaid State Senate Budget Plan Ups Medicaid Spending, Moves SBI http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-budget-plan-ups-medicaid-spending-moves-sbi <p>Lawmakers in the State Senate have presented<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2013/budget/2013/S402-CSMDxf-9.pdf#storylink=relast"> a $20.6 billion budget proposal</a>. It would spend slightly less than <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2013/budget/2013/S402-CSMDxf-9.pdf#storylink=relast">Governor McCrory’s plan</a> and offers no raises for state employees.&nbsp; The plan would also increase state Medicaid spending by about $300 million and make big changes to the State Bureau of Investigation.<br>&nbsp;<br>Republican budget writer Senator Pete Brunstetter told reporters earlier today that he knows this is a tough budget plan. He says its purpose is to make sure the state lives within its means. Mon, 20 May 2013 21:46:57 +0000 Jessica Jones 15684 at http://wunc.org State Senate Budget Plan Ups Medicaid Spending, Moves SBI House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Block Medicaid Expansion http://wunc.org/post/house-lawmakers-pass-bill-block-medicaid-expansion <p>State lawmakers in the House have passed a bill that would block an expansion of North Carolina's Medicaid program. It passed on third reading Thursday. Republican lawmakers are opposed to enlarging Medicaid to help cover about 500,000 uninsured residents under the Affordable Care Act. Representative John Blust says the state would end up covering too many costs.<br> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:56:56 +0000 Jessica Jones 10445 at http://wunc.org House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Block Medicaid Expansion NC Health And Human Services: "Things Are Really Broken" http://wunc.org/post/nc-health-and-human-services-things-are-really-broken <p>State officials say they plan to reform the health department ahead of their budget proposal to the General Assembly.&nbsp; Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos told lawmakers yesterday her priorities are to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and improve her office's computer system.&nbsp; Wos said in committee testimony aired on WRAL.com that she's cleaning up a department whose employees have filled out incomprehensible reports and wasted money through poor communication.<br> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:51:36 +0000 Will Michaels 10403 at http://wunc.org McCrory, Lawmakers Want To Block Medicaid Expansion http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-lawmakers-want-block-medicaid-expansion <p>A state House committee has moved along a bill that would block any state-funded expansion of Medicaid.&nbsp; The Health and Human services Committee voted to follow Governor Pat McCrory's lead saying that Medicaid should not grow to cover about half-a million uninsured residents.&nbsp; States can expand Medicaid to help cover the uninsured under the<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform#healthcare-menu"> Affordable Care Act</a>..but they can also opt out of that expansion.&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor McCrory said the program's budget is tight in a speech at the Emerging Issues Forum at N Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:37:33 +0000 Gurnal Scott 10322 at http://wunc.org McCrory, Lawmakers Want To Block Medicaid Expansion