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

Posted By Adam Searing On April 18, 2013 @ 11:45 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In the Charlotte Observer today [1]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 [2], 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 [3] to N.C. Medicaid for significantly lowering costs while delivering extremely high-quality care.  Read more here [1].

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[1] In the Charlotte Observer today : http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/17/3988121/mccrory-approach-not-best-way.html

[2] dubious rationale: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/04/10/nc-governor-mccrorys-stated-reasons-for-privatizing-ncs-award-winning-medicaid-program-are-simply-false/

[3] national award: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/04/03/burr-in-nc-praising-medicaid-program-that-gov-mccrory-wants-to-reform/

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