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    Update: Even More Bad News for Obamacare

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    This just in: Obamacare Forecast: We All Pay More In a recently released report, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) estimates that the average medical-claims cost in the individual insurance market — the actual cost of treating a person — will increase by an average of 32 percent once Obamacare is fully implemented. Some states will […]

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    Time for a New Management Model in NC Medicaid

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

    This N&O article delves into Gov. McCrory's announcement yesterday on Medicaid reform. Included in the N&O article are quotes from defenders of the status quo, including praise for the current "managed care" organization, Community Care North Carolina (CCNC): The change would be significant for the state, which until now has relied on a home-grown managed […]

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    McCrory Announces Medicaid Reform Plans

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Earlier today Gov. Pat McCrory announced his administation's plans to reform North Carolina's Medicaid program. The details of his proposal can be read here. Some highlights include: "Medicaid reform is long overdue and essential for the future health of North Carolina," said Governor McCrory. “We’re bringing all partners together to improve care, customer service and […]

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    McCrory's Budget Moves to Stabilize Medicaid

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Clark Riemer | Tagged , , ,

    Gov. McCrory released his first budget today which covers FY 2013-2014 and 2014-15. One of the major expenditures in the budget is an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Medicaid in North Carolina. The budget would end accounting tricks that previous administrations have played to hide the true cost of Medicaid and increases funding to the […]

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    Some Explanation on Partnership Exchanges

    Posted in Healthcare By Clark Riemer | Tagged , , , ,

    On November 15th, Governor Perdue announced that North Carolina would pursue a hybrid State-Federal exchange in order to implement Obamacare.  While that decision may still be reversed by incoming Republican Governor Pat McCrory, for now it is the policy of the State of North Carolina. Unfortunately, very little is known about these so-called hybrid exchanges. Forbes contributor Nicole Fisher has […]