Medicaid Blog Posts & Media Links: 2013-2015

Blog Posts

Failing to expand Medicaid costs more (Progressive Pulse, October 2015)

Rising NC infant mortality underscores need for Medicaid expansion (NC Policy Watch, October 2015)

Missed opportunity on Medicaid a defining issue of the legislative session (NC Policy Watch, October 2015)

Medicaid reform timeline highlights need for expansion (Progressive Pulse, September 2015)

Lawmakers ignore their own expert in the crusade to privatize Medicaid (NC Policy Watch, September 2015)

North Carolina's uninsured rate falls, but gains are muted by failure to expand Medicaid (Progressive Pulse, September 2015)

New ads ask Gov. McCrory, "Where's the plan to expand coverage?" (Audio) (Progressive Pulse, September 2015)

Medicaid privatization on its way to North Carolina (NC Policy Watch, September 2015)

Medicaid expansion: The state-by-state picture (Progressive Pulse, August 2015)

Medicaid reform bill will not deliver on quality or predictability (Progressive Pulse, August 2015)

NC Senate's Medicaid "reform" plan is not the answer (NC Policy Watch, August 2015)

New NC Medicaid surplus more than enough to pay state costs of expansion through 2020 (Progressive Pulse, August 2015)

50 years young, Medicaid makes its mark on in North Carolina (with video) (Progressive Pulse, July 2015)

New report finds children and parents would benefit from closing NC's Medicaid coverage gap (NC Policy Watch, July 2015)

Medicaid reform: How the House and Senate compare (Progressive Pulse, July 2015)

The forgotten starting point for Medicaid "reform" (NC Policy Watch, July 2015)

No excuses left not to expand Medicaid (NC Policy Watch, July 2015)

Medicaid reform: Is a new day dawning? (Progressive Pulse, June 2015)

More local governments back Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, May 2015)

How conservaitve states are expanding Medicaid (NC Policy Watch, April 2015)

Mental health parity and Medicaid expansion. Why not? (Progressive Pulse, April 2015)

Medicaid expansion will be on the front burner at Women's Advocacy Day (Progressive Pulse, April 2015)

Like saving money and protecting your health? Expand Medicaid (Progressive Pulse, April 2015)

States reap savings and increased revenues from Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, April 2015)

Why McCrory must untangle the Medicaid impasse (NC Policy Watch, March 2015)

Rep. Stam admits he doesn't understand Medicaid expansion that he opposes (Progressive Pulse, February 2015)

Burying objections to Medicaid expansion under an "avalanche of facts" (Progressive Pulse, January 2015)

Work requirements a non-starter for Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, January 2015)

McCrory's firm grasp of the obvious on Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, January 2015)


New study shows state lost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs by refusing Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, December 2014)

Medicaid expansion not "impossible" in North Carolina (NC Policy Watch, December 2014)

Lawmakers struggle to find right recipe for Medicaid "stew" (Progressive Pulse, December 2014)

Expand Medicaid? Now's the time (NC Policy Watch, November 2014)

Distortions from the Right on Medicaid expansion hit a new low (Progressive Pulse, November 2014)

Deaths from the lack of Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, October 2014)

Better late than never? Conservative conversion on Medicaid expansion continues (Progressive Pulse, October 2014)

Medicaid expansion nears the tipping point (NC Policy Watch, September 2014)

Why obstructionists are losing the battle over Medicaid expansion (Progressive Pulse, September 2014)

Report: Southern HIV/AIDS epidemic dramatically worsened by decision to not expand Medicaid (Progressive Pulse, September 2014)

Berger's illogical bluster on Medicaid (NC Policy Watch, September 2014)

New report: Failure to expand Medicaid will cost NC $51 billion (Progressive Pulse, August 2014)

More evidence on the foolish choice on Medicaid expansion (NC Policy Watch, August 2014)

New data: Medicaid expansion providing big benefits to states that have opted for it (Progressive Pulse, July 2014)

A glaring gap in North Carolina's Medicaid program (NC Policy Watch, July 2014)

Affordable Care Act: Working in Washington, NC, but Medicaid expansion critical (Progressive Pulse, March 2014)

Gov. McCrory's explanations for privatizing Medicaid simply don't wash (NC Policy Watch, April 2013)

Rep. Dollar voices legitimate concerns about Medicaid privatization scheme (Progressive Pulse, April 2013)

Burr in NC to praise Medicaid program that McCrory may dump (Progressive Pulse, April 2013)

NC Gov. McCrory contradicted by own Medicaid director (NC Policy Watch, March 2013)

Medicaid expansion: A win-win for low-paid workers, public health (NC Policy Watch, February 2013)

Medicaid misinformation multiples (NC Policy Watch, January 2013)

Why we need to expand Medicaid and embrace the health benefits exchange (NC Policy Watch, January 2013)

A healthier NC rests in the hands of Pat McCrory (NC Policy Watch, January 2013)


Media Links

Providers fret, insurers hail NC move to Medicaid managed care (Modern Healthcare, October 2015)

NC losing by not expanding Medicaid (Wilkes Journal-Patriot, October 2015)

NC Senate's Medicaid 'reform' plan is not the answer (Jefferson Post, August 2015)

Bill makes Medicaid woes worse (The Robesonian, August 2015)

Senate Medicaid reform contains compromise, but insists on cabinet-level department (Winston-Salem Journal, August 2015)

Wos resignation could smooth way for Medicaid reform (Winston-Salem Journal, August 2015)

Local activists pressure McCrory to act on Medicaid expansion (WNCT, July 2015)

Media Advisory: Local groups target Governor with "Where's the Plan?" day of action (NC Justice Center, July 2015)

Advocates push on Medicaid issue (Greenville Daily Reflector, July 2015)

ACA Wins: Is Medicaid expansion next for North Carolina? (Public News Service, June 2015)

Statement from Adam Linker on the Supreme Court health care ruling (NC Justice Center, June 2015)

Supreme Court ruling brings Medicaid expansion for NC into focus (WRAL, June 2015)

Analysts: Ruling may prod legislators toward Medicaid overhaul (Winston-Salem Journal, June 2015)

Possible Medicaid expansion could cover over 500,000 people statewide (WCTI, March 2015)

McCrory still not sold on Medicaid expansion (Charlotte Business Journal, February 2015)

McCrory's moment to make Medicaid a touchstone of his administration (Raleigh News & Observer, February 2015)

Groups renew push to expand Medicaid in North Carolina (Charlotte Observer, February 2015)

Medicaid expansion not yet off the table in NC (Public News Service, January 2015)

Familiar issues returning: Medicaid, shortfall among topics expected again in legislative session (Wilkes Journal Patriot, January 2015)

Medicaid logjam, skeptics remain in NC (Raleiigh News & Observer, December 2014)

N.C. NAACP: Expand Medicaid (Greenville Daily Reflector, November 2014)

GOP victories blunt hopes of Medicaid expansion (Politico, November 2014)

Officials discuss Medicaid options (Winston-Salem Journal, October 2014)

The impacts of state Medicaid cuts for patients (WNCT, August 2014)

NC budget deal includes teacher raises but no Medicaid overhaul (Raleigh News & Observer, August 2014)

Many low-income NC workers are locked out of Medicaid (Charlotte Observer, July 2014)

Lack of firm Medicaid data has Senators irritated (Winston-Salem Journal, June 2014)

Medicaid advocates call for reform and expansion (Creative Loafing Charlotte, June 2014)

Triad residents put pressure on NC lawmakers for Medicaid expansion (WFDD, June 2014)

Doctors, McCrory against Senate Medicaid plan (Winston-Salem Journal, June 2014)

The economic case for Medicaid expansion (Huffington Post, May 2014)

Two to watch in health care: Medicaid, abortion (Indy Weekly, May 2014)


Great Medicaid model already exists in NC (Asheville Citizen Times, April 2013)

Strengthen Medicaid, Don't Replace It (High Country Press, April 2013)

A Medicaid model that works for NC (Raleigh News & Observer, April 2013)

McCrory's plan would ruin an enviable health care program (Raleigh News & Observer, April 2013)

McCrory approach not best way to innovate on Medicaid (Charlotte Observer, April 2013)

Business leaders: New health care requirements hurting bottom line (News 14, April 2013)

Two views on McCrory Medicaid initiative (Wilmington Star-News, April 2013)

NC Medicaid has strengths, weaknesses, but "broken"? (North Carolina Health News, April 2013)

NC's rising uninsured need help (Raleigh News & Observer, April 2013)

McCrory: Medicaid needs to serve whole patient (WRAL, April 2013)

N.C. Medical Society's Seligson on Medicaid changes: Let's learn from this "fiasco" (Triangle Business Journal, April 2013)

McCrory plan would open state's Medicaid business to private companies (News & Observer, April 2013)

McCrory: Limit state spending to cover Medicaid overrun (Raleigh News & Observer, March 2013)

Groups want change in Medicaid decision (Asheville Citizen-Times, March 2013)

McCrory's Medicaid plan doesn't fix what's broken (Independent Weekly, March 2013)

NC faces a 'Sophie's Choice' on Medicaid expansion (Raleigh News & Observer, March 2013)

Raising questions about recent Hood column on G.A. decision to reject Medicaid expansion (Jefferson Post, February 2013)

Health professionals urge N.C. Medicaid expansion (Greensboro News & Record, February 2013)

Truth gets stretched in Medicaid debate (Raleigh News & Observer, February 2013)

Bill leaves thousands with few options for health insurance (Raleigh News & Observer, February 2013)

Health care reforms: What's in store for N.C.? (Greensboro News & Record, February 2013)

McCrory opposes state run health exchange in NC (Salisbury Post, February 2013)

Lawmakers forge ahead to block Medicaid expansion (WRAL, February 2013)

NC lawmakers move to reject Obamacare provisions (Charlotte Business Journal, February 2013)

Media Release: Charlotte nonprofits host Rally for Health Justice on N.C. Medicaid expansion (February 2013)

Groups urge McCrory to expand Medicaid (Raleigh News & Observer, January 2013)