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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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RALEIGH — Medicaid transformation could be a casualty of the budget stalemate.

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RALEIGH — A big change to the state Medicaid program remains unfunded, increasing the risk of costly delays in Medicaid transformation.

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RALEIGH — Time is running out, and Medicaid transformation is imperiled.

State representatives began questioning whether Medicaid managed care will fail under its current timeline. The concerns came during a Wednesday, Oct. 23, meeting of the House Health Committee.

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