A Medicaid Reform Bill Worth Consideration

Yesterday in the NC Senate legislation was filed to add a work requirement for Medicaid recipients, a necessary step in any worthwhile policy changes to Medicaid. Senate Bill 387 would require a minimum of 20 hours of “community engagement” a week for able-bodied Medicaid recipients, which includes both working or taking classes. While Medicaid Expansionists clamor to add more able-bodied … Read More

First Term Legislator Kills Medicaid Expansion

After all of the lines drawn in the sand by those favoring expansion, what brought about the unexpected end of Medicaid expansion in 2019-20 was the rushed judgment of a first-term legislator, Sen. Kirk deViere. For those of you who missed the action on the Senate floor, while presumably acting either on bad advice or on no advice, Sen. deViere … Read More

Exclusive: Did Legislative Democrats Form Front Group Claiming to be Conservative?

Several weeks ago, CPR obtained the NC House Democratic Caucus’ talking points on Medicaid expansion. That document is linked below: And just last week, new ads funded by “NC Fund for a Conservative Future” started popping up in Raleigh, targeting Republicans with a Medicaid expansion message: The ad linked through to a website for an organization calling itself “Conservatives for … Read More

A Rare, Informed, Serious Take on Medicaid Expansion

A few weeks ago far-left legislators in both the House and Senate filed companion bills to expand government, reduce options, and increase government debt. Tonight Gov. Roy Cooper will deliver his State of the State speech and assuredly much of it will be focused on Medicaid expansion with a lot of the same talking points about how wonderful government expansion … Read More

Medicaid Expansion: Good Intentions, Terrible Costs

Bill filing period is here at the NCGA, and with it some of the standard fulfilling-campaign-promises filings. No surprise that our friends on the left immediately got to work expanding government. And yesterday, first term Senator Wiley Nickel tweeted: That sound you’re hearing is the now Daily Mantra of Liberals. “Conservatives!  Hail Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion.  Beware Kansas’s Tax Cuts.” But … Read More

STRANGLING MARKET RAISES HEALTHCARE COSTS

While Governor Cooper wants to grow welfare by spending $3-$6 billion of our money to give free healthcare to able-bodied adults who won’t work, working people who aren’t on Cooper’s radar and don’t get free stuff pay above average healthcare costs. Look what the Charlotte Observer found out about high health care costs in North Carolina: “For a CT scan … Read More