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NC’s Medicaid shortfall worries advocates for the disabled (video)

In a little less than two months, the North Carolina General Assembly will reconvene for its “short session.” And advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already worried about further reductions in state services.

The Arc of North Carolina‘s Julia Adams says the gap in N.C.’s Medicaid program, which has been estimated at $243 million for FY2012-13, should be a concern for anyone who relies on the program.

Another issue ahead of the May session is the implementation and design of the so-called 1915(b)(c) managed care waiver.  Adams says as the transition to managed care takes place, there are more questions arising about the loss of case management, coordination with health care, and the pace of the transition.

To hear a portion of Julia Adam’s weekend interview on News & Views with Chris Fitsimon, click below. To hear the full interview, visit the radio interview section of the N.C. Policy Watch website.

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