December 12, 2014

Many may have heard that General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned about excessive power in the hands of a military industrial complex. He said ”In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. ”

Ike came to mind Tuesday when Representative Dollar led a study committee to recommend Medicaid providers and NCDHHS keep control over the $14 billion watering trough known as Medicaid.

It wasn’t surprising Representative Dollar has received nearly $200,000 in campaign contributions from the healthcare industry that delivers Medicaid services.

Should the Medicaid providers run it? Is that akin to letting the fox guard the hen house? Time will tell as the Medicaid debate continues.