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NC Medicaid: Lowest annual spending growth in United States

Posted By Adam Searing On February 1, 2013 @ 2:12 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

There was criticism of NC’s innovative Community Care of NC program and the NC Medicaid program as a whole in yesterday’s audit of Medicaid being trumpeted by the McCrory Administration.  Let’s take a broader look at the facts.  For the period 2007-10 (the latest year annual stats are available) North Carolina’s annual spending growth in Medicaid was 3.5% – almost half the national average and the lowest rate of spending growth of any Medicaid program in the United States [1].  A “broken” program?  No.


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[1] lowest rate of spending growth of any Medicaid program in the United States: http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparebar.jsp?typ=2&ind=181&cat=4&sub=47&show=2292

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