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McCrory: Special session on Medicaid expansion “out of the question” (Audio)

Governor Pat McCrory has rejected the idea of calling a special legislative session to reconsider Medicaid expansion for North Carolina.

The governor released a statement last evening reiterating his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and promising to put forth his own plan next year:

“We’re listening to North Carolinians, engaging stakeholders, reviewing new federal regulations and analyzing data about the best way to fix our Medicaid program. We’ll be submitting a reform plan in the spring and we will continue to evaluate what is best for the state, the Medicaid program and the healthcare needs of our citizens.”

State Senator Mike Woodard along with other advocates said Monday that it was shortsighted to reject billions in federal Medicaid dollars that would flow to the state over the next three years.

Republican governors in Florida, Texas, and Arizona have all decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, benefiting thousands of uninsured citizens in their states.

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5 Comments

  1. NitWitCharmer

    October 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Was it truly short sighted to avoid willfully entangling ourselves with the disaster that is the Affordable HealthCare Act?

    Or is it blissfully ignorant to express a desire to further entangle North Carolina in the web of known failure that is the ACA?

    Perhaps it is not an either/or question….

  2. NCCaniac42

    October 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    May I ask – who does he consider ‘stakeholders’? I hate this ‘business speak’ in terms of government processes.

  3. Skeptic

    October 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Interposition and nullification! Pat “Racist B*stard” McCrory is officially dumber than Rick “Oops” Perry! Screw him!

  4. Alan

    October 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    “Known Failure that is the ACA”…..Yawwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn. You only wish it to be a failure. Let’s wait and see how things work out.

    Also, the Grand Wizards comment “We’re listening to North Carolinians”, can’t possibly be taken seriously. He’s only listening to the Teabaggers and Fart Pope.

  5. Gene Hoglan

    October 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Mayor McCheese would’ve gotten in on the gravy train but unfortunately he and his 4th-tier b-school dropout krewe are too stupid to figure out how to skim off the top of federal programs.