State health secretary Aldona Wos says North Carolina would likely need to change some of its Medicaid rules to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act.
The health care law offered to pay for expanded Medicaid through 2016, but North Carolina was one of 24 states that rejected the expansion last year. Gov. Pat McCrory said the state's Medicaid program was broken, and was not confident the federal government would cover the costs.
But Wos says Medicaid is now more stable, and she plans to present the governor with options for expanding Medicaid.