Displaying items by tag: Medicaid

RALEIGH — Brandon has three little girls, no job, and no health insurance.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed a Medicaid transformation bill that ends years of wrangling with legislators over the issue.

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RALEIGH — (Tuesday) the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released improved online applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services that will help both North Carolina families and county Departments of Social Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper recently made it easier for people to apply for Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak. State Auditor Beth Wood worries the new rules will weaken an already-lax oversight system and encourage fraud.

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RALEIGH — The Cooper administration may be inviting Medicaid fraud, thanks to an executive order the governor issued Tuesday, May 12.

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RALEIGH — The possibility of a Republican version of Medicaid expansion has died in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — Money is tight at N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

The department has been battling financial woes after the budget stalemate threw Medicaid transformation into chaos and sent the department scrambling to make the existing budget work for the upcoming fiscal year.

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RALEIGH — The General Assembly is going home without raising teacher pay and without passing a full budget.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:13

COLUMN: What's wrong with North Carolina?

Last week, the Republicans in the Kansas legislature reached an agreement with the Democratic governor to expand Medicaid. Today, the North Carolina legislature goes back into session. Maybe we could see a similar agreement here. 

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RALEIGH — When they unveiled their plans, the room was crammed with hundreds of people —a stunning turnout for their home in rural Appalachia.

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