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N+O: DHHS Secretary needs to learn about Medicaid before she takes her “show on the road”

Aldona WosIn a scathing editorial this morning, the News and Observer called Pat McCrory’s DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos to account for her ignorance on basic decisions about Medicaid, a program she seeks to radically change through privatization.  Referring to Wos’ recent claim that the Commissioner of Insurance was responsible for rejecting billions of dollars in federal money for extending Medicaid, the N+O reminded the Secretary that the General Assembly and McCrory had actually rejected the federal money, noting that this action was: “an ideological and political stance, and it was a horrible decision.”  The main point:

Wos needs to be fully informed as to the state of Medicaid before she takes her show on the road, the intention of the show being to get community input, including comment from doctors, as to how the state can best deliver care.

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  1. Jack

    May 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Secretary Wos’ Medicaid statement will be accepted by a large number of North Carolinians without question. Some will accept her statement out of loyalty to the GOP others, who are informed on the issue, will accept her Medicaid statement as valid because a statement is 180 degrees from the truth therefore contrary to common sense.

    Secretary Wos’ statement is the first public salvo by the GOP to gain control of the NC Department of Insurance. What she said was said for a reason.

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