Civitas Review

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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 […]

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    Gov Perdue Decides on State-Federal Health Exchange

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , ,

    Governor Bev Perdue today said it was her intent to form a state-federal partnership to run a health exchange under Obamacare. It was one of three choices, the others being a state run exchange or letting the federal government run it. She told a press conference she couldn't speak for Governor elect Pat McCrory but […]

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    Deadline Extended for State Insurance Exchange Decision

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    One of the issues Governor-elect McCrory addressed in his press conference last week was the (then) Nov. 16 deadline looming for NC to make a decision regarding establishing a state health exchange as mandated by the Obamacare law. But according to this news report, that deadline has been extended. North Carolina officials were given extra […]