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Medicaid Reform in North Carolina

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Governor Pat McCrory's administration is taking a new approach to overhauling the state's most expensive health care program. Medicaid serves approximately 1.8 million low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities. McCrory had previously rolled out a model that would've probably put a few insurance companies in charge of managing the program. But after many in North Carolina's medical community made it clear they didn't like that approach, the governor has changed course and submitted a new plan to the General Assembly, with the hopes of getting it passed in the short legislative session that starts this week. We take a closer look at Medicaid in North Carolina and what the new plan would mean for patients, providers and taxpayers, when Charlotte Talks.

Guests:

  • Mardy Peal - Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Bob Seehausen  - Senior Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Novant Health
  • Bob Seligson - Executive Vice President and CEO of the NC Medical Society