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Medicaid broken? New chart says otherwise

Posted By Rob Schofield On January 14, 2014 @ 11:53 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

A state legislative committee is looking into the situation in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services this morning [1], where embattled Secretary Aldona Wos continues to hang on and adhere to her controversial plan to privatize Medicaid, the state’s health insurance system for poor people.

Throughout her first year in office, Wos and her boss, Gov. McCrory, have repeatedly claimed that Medicaid is “broken” and that spending in the program is “out of control.” This new chart highlighted at today’s hearing, however, makes clear that Wos and McCrory may have some backtracking to do with respect to these claims (Note that the red line is the national trend and the blue is North Carolina’s. “PMPM” means “per member, per month.”):Medicaid spending [2]

 


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[1] looking into the situation in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services this morning: http://www.wral.com/lawmakers-seek-answers-from-dhhs-chief-on-food-stamps-medicaid-troubles/13297081/

[2] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Medicaid-spending.png

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