The truth about North Carolina’s Medicaid program: Why it’s not “broken” or in need of privatization
featuring one of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on health care policy: Ron Pollack, Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization, Families USA.
Background: Hardly a day goes by of late in which Gov. McCrory, House Speaker Tillis, Senate President Pro Tem Berger or some other conservative leader doesn’t allege that Medicaid, North Carolina’s health care program for poor people, is “broken.” In speech after speech, event after event, media appearance after media appearance, conservative state leaders repeat the same mantra: To rein in “out-of-control” spending, Medicaid must be fundamentally altered so that it is a program based on “choice,” “efficiency” and “competition.”
Why you should care: Though superficially appealing, there’s one big problem with the conservative talking points: They are demonstrably false. The truth of the matter is that Read More