NCDHHS AND BILLING FRAUD

Does it make sense to approve a doctor for Medicaid who has a record of fraudulent billing? It apparently didn’t bother the bureaucrats running our Medicaid program according to an audit of provider approval procedures. Triangle Business Journal reported ”The North Carolina Medicaid program approved a provider with two convictions for felony possession of controlled […]

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MEDICAID MILLIONAIRES

While the newspapers banging the drum for Medicaid expansion aren’t talking about it, Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare includes a new Obama rule allowing the wealthy to tap into Medicaid by weakening estate recovery provisions. As reported by the Illinois News Network, “Millionaires now can safely enroll in Medicaid, thanks to an interpretation of the Affordable […]

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NEW STUDY CASTING DOUBT ON CCNC MEDICAID

A UNC study adds more doubt on the quality of care for Medicaid patients delivered under the current N. C. Department of Health and Human Services /Community Care of North Carolina model. The study says breast cancer survivors on Medicaid are less likely to receive endocrine therapy followup than other patients. Endocrine therapy can reduce […]

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FED SURVEY SHOWS NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMY GROWING

The new analysis of state economic growth from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve puts North Carolina among the top 15 states for economic expansion. Four years ago, before a New Conservative Majority in the Legislature was elected to mop up the red ink in Raleigh, North Carolina ranked nearer the bottom. This economy will never boom […]

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MEDICAID PILL POPPERS

Amid the media’s campaign to browbeat the Governor into spending billions to put able bodied, working age adults who don’t work on Medicaid, we don’t hear much about where Medicaid spending already goes. So note this from an insurance publication. “According to news reporting originating in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, […]

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MEDICAID EXPANSION SHRINKS PRIVATE SECTOR

A new study by State Budget Solutions examines the relationship between the size of the private sector economy in a state relative to the government. Their theory is straightforward. While the private sector creates wealth, government mainly redistributes it. Here is a key finding. “When examining the lower 48 states, the analysis finds that, on […]

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NESSIE AND THE TOOTH FAIRY LIVE IN TENNESSEE

The Governor of Tennessee says he wants to expand Medicaid benefits to able bodied people who don’t work using ObamaCare. And he says it won’t cost the state anything. Sure. And the Loch Ness Monster and the tooth fairy live in Tennessee. According to the Wall Street Journal, ”Mr. Haslam said that under his plan, […]

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