MEDICAID ENVY?

A CCNC booster said in the News and Observer that North Carolina’s Medicaid program is ”the envy of other states.”

Here are the southern region’s cost per Medicaid recipient figures we have published before.

Alabama $5086

Arkansas $5871

Florida $5855

Georgia $4835

Kentucky $7089

Louisiana $6371

Mississippi $5850

Missouri $8398

NC $7275

Oklahoma $6265

SC $6606

Tennessee $5150

Texas $6469

Virginia $7088

WVA $6886

North Carolina’s Medicaid spending ranks second highest in the region. Yes. We can see how Medicaid contractors in other states are envious of North Carolina’s Medicaid honey pot.

But there’s nothing here for taxpayers to envy.