Bills filed in the NC Senate and House today (See SB4) declare that NC must reject federal grant money to set up a Obamacare health exchange and that NC should not expand Medicaid that is 100% paid for by the federal government over the next three years under Obamacare (and 93% thereafter). There are plenty of consequences here for NC, but here are three main ones:
1. NC will have to return most of the $74 million federal grant it just got to help set up the exchange. The majority of this money is to be for modernizing the state computer systems under Medicaid.
2. Only legal immigrants under 138% federal poverty level will be able to get help with health care costs while 500,000 of NC’s citizens under 138% federal poverty level will be barred from getting affordable health care under Medicaid. Read More