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 .