McCrory’s radical privatization plan not the best way to innovate NC’s Medicaid program

In the Charlotte Observer today I lay out the case for real Medicaid reform in NC that saves money and improves care for everyone.  Not privatization, but a expanding our already successful public/private partnership:

Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed radical privatization for North Carolina’s award-winning Community Care Medicaid program by selling off segments of Medicaid to private health insurers. Aside from McCrory’s dubious rationale, many people are confused as to why he would propose this change on the same day North Carolina’s conservative U.S. Sen. Richard Burr gave a national award to N.C. Medicaid for significantly lowering costs while delivering extremely high-quality care.  Read more here.

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NC’s Tarheel Army Missile Plant is a toxic disgrace
Read the two-part story about the Army’s failure to clean up hazardous chemicals, which have contaminated a Black and Hispanic neighborhood for 30 years.

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Una antigua planta de misiles del Ejército ha contaminado un vecindario negro y latino durante 30 años.

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