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  1. Jul
    23

    How Obamacare Ruling May Roil NC

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The latest chaos associated with Obamacare could have an impact on North Carolina. A ruling yesterday by a federal court was a major jolt to the health care law. A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel wrote that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not allow the IRS to pay subsidies to enrollees in federal […]

  2. Jul
    22

    DC Court of Appeals Rules Against Obamacare

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    A ruling today states that the provision in Obamacare that says those enrolling in health insurance exchanges "established by the State" are not eligible for government subsidies to help pay for premiums. The court ruling is in contrast to a previous rule created by the IRS that attempted to reverse this very specific provision. From MSNBC: […]

  3. Jul
    22

    Obamacare Mandate to Cost NC Taxpayers Millions for State Employee Coverage

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Thousands of state employees will be newly eligible for mandated health insurance coverage this January, courtesy of Obamacare. This has presented an additional challenge to state budget writers of how to pay for their coverage. The issue has been a concern for months, as state agencies must absorb the cost of covering temporary employees who […]

  4. Jul
    14

    McCrory: Door Still Open to Medicaid Expansion

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    As reported in the Washington Post, Gov. McCrory says he is still open to expanding Medicaid if NC is first able to "fix the current system." In an interview on WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR affiliate, McCrory defended North Carolina’s refusal to expand existing Medicaid programs until fixes are made. “We decided not to [expand the program] […]

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    Jun
    26

    Gov., Senate Feature Conflicting Medicaid Numbers

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    State Budget Director Art Pope addressed the Senate Appropriations committee this morning under threat of subpoena. The issue addressed was Medicaid and the amount of funds the state budget should allocate towards this program. The Senate budget sets aside nearly $300 million more for Medicaid than the governor’s or the House’s budget. The state has […]