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State Auditor on NC Blue Cross’s contract with State Health Plan

Yesterday on UNC-TV’s Legislative Week, State Auditor Beth Wood took NC Blue Cross and their contract with the State Health Plan to task. Wood explained that it just wasn’t “good business” for the state to sign a contract with an entity (especially a $100 million a year contract) where the state just doesn’t have any idea what it’s paying for – and no way to check! The Auditor’s full report is here.

4 Comments


  1. Eugene Barufkin

    May 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Beth,
    Please do the audit.
    Ye who protest must have something to hide.
    Great headlines if they try to block you.

  2. Jack Jolson

    May 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Why wasn’t the Report released before the SHP (SB 287) vote? Hmmm….
    A source told me that it was scrubbed and that the auditor’s office had been sitting on it until after the vote! Just wondering if this info. has any credibility.

  3. Adam Searing

    May 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t know, but I agree, it is awfully suspicious that the report didn’t come out until a week after the vote. Too bad the auditor hasn’t been grilled on the timing of the report….

  4. The Progressive Pulse – Fishy

    August 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    […] week after the SHP bill was passed, Wood released an audit noting that Blue Cross had everything to do with the SHP funding shortfall. The timing was […]

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