Author Archive | Bob Harris

CCNC: HIGH DOLLAR COORDINATION

Way, way back in the day, Redd Foxx played the irascible LA junk dealer, Fred Sanford. Periodically, son Lamant, sweating as he unloaded the truck, would exclaim “Pop, why aren’t you helping?” And Fred would say “Don’t bother me, I’m coordinating.” In North Carolina, we have the NCDHHS bureaucrats running Medicaid and then we have […]

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IOWA DEMOCRATS DOUBLE MANAGED CARE SAVINGS

Iowa Democrats and Republicans are fighting about Medicaid managed care savings estimates. And the Democrats believe reforming Medicaid with managed care will save over twice as much money as Republican Governor Terry Branstad says. Branstad, who proposed bringing managed care companies in to run Medicaid, predicted $51 million in savings. Iowa Senate Democrats say the […]

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MEDICARE ACOS INCREASE COSTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

People expecting ObamaCare’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model to solve North Carolina’s Medicaid overspending better reconsider. Wake Forest University’s study reports Medicare ACOs operating in North Carolina actually raise costs instead of lowering them. According to the data, ”So far, Medicare ACOs in North Carolina have not generated substantial savings. Instead, the eight North Carolina […]

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