Gov. McCrory's office this morning issued a statement asserting the administration's belief that North Carolina should not expand its Medicaid program per Obamacare nor establish a state-based health insurance exchange.
“In light of recent Medicaid audits, the current system in North Carolina is broken and not ready to expand without great risk to the taxpayers and to the delivery of existing services to those in need. We must first fix and reform the current system,” McCrory said in the statement.…
As for the health exchanges, in his announcement Tuesday morning, McCrory said there had not been enough preparation in state government during the past year to build “necessary and reliable systems to implement a state exchange.”
Some details still need to clarified as to whether or not NC would need to return all of the money it has recieve from the federal government to set up an exhcange because some of that money was devoted to the state upgrading its IT capabilities for Mediciad registraion and fraud detection unrelated to the actual exchange itself.