Legislation approved by the Senate Health Committee offers real reform that will protect taxpayers and improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries
The NC Medicaid Choice Coalition released the following statement by coalition spokesman Taylor Griffin on Medicaid reform legislation passed today by the Senate Health Committee:
“The legislation passed today by the Senate Health Committee represents an important step forward in the Medicaid reform effort. The bill offers free market solutions that will help our state control Medicaid spending and improve health outcomes for Medicaid patients.
“Importantly, it relies on a hybrid approach that allows commercial managed care plans and provider-led entities to participate in the North Carolina Medicaid market on a level playing field. This will ensure greater choice for Medicaid recipients, encourage innovation and better control costs for the taxpayer.
“This legislation draws on the experience of Medicaid reforms already enacted in 39 states to provide an effective North Carolina solution tailored to the unique needs of our state.”