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Asheville Docs on Gov McCrory’s Medicaid Privatization Plan: Shortsighted

At a meeting yesterday in Asheville, Governor McCrory’s DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos met with heavy skepticism from about 200 local providers and citizens who came to hear about the Governor’s plan to privatize Medicaid health services for the poor.  As the Citizen-Times reported:

“North Carolina is known across the country for the innovations we’ve done with (Community Care of North Carolina). We’ve been given national awards,” said Shannon Dowler, president of the N.C. Academy of Family Physicians. “So the idea of undoing all that hard work we have done in the state over decades and handing it over to a for-profit, out-of-state organization just feels very shortsighted.”  Read more here.

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  1. Doug

    April 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    as jlp75 says:

    April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    “There is not enough information to determine if we are on the “right path”. Many decisions good or bad take years or even decades to take significant effect.”

    There is no way to know if it is short sighted as this is a long term proposition. The good thing is though that we will be less beholden to DC and in a better position when this Obamacare thing goes splat against the windshield. Once DC begins shifting all the costs down to the state we will be less burdened by bloat.

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