North Carolina lawmakers are on the verge of finally agreeing on a way forward for the State’s Medicaid system
Yesterday’s announcement of the Medicaid reform conference committee represents one of the final legislative steps in the effort to modernize North Carolina’s Medicaid program.
The House voted unanimously Wednesday against the Senate’s proposed state Medicaid system overhaul.
A deal on Medicaid is within reach now that House Republicans have tentatively agreed to adopt a “hybrid” insurance model similar to one the Senate put forward earlier this month.
The state Senate gave tentative approval Monday to revamping North Carolina’s Medicaid program.
The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would restructure the way health-care and health insurance for the poor, elderly and disabled is handled in North Carolina.
The bottom line-the Senate agrees with the House that doctors and hospitals need to be involved in Medicaid reform through provider led entities.
The state Senate unveiled its latest Medicaid reform initiative Thursday, compromising with the House on a bigger role for provider-led entities, but still insisting on creating a cabinet-level N.C. Medicaid Department.
In all, Medicaid covers roughly 1.8 million people in North Carolina, more than half of them children.
Legislation approved by the Senate Health Committee offers real reform that will protect taxpayers and improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries