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

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].