The Raleigh News & Observer
published a two-part series Critical Condition: The Trouble with Medicaid
over the July 4th
weekend, offering a comprehensive look at the challenges facing the program and the various proposals to fix the system. The North Carolina Medical Society has been working diligently over the past year and a half with legislators, the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the governor to craft a reform plan that places doctors and their patients at the center.
The debate at the General Assembly is continuing over the best path for reform. Watch your email for NCMS Action Alerts to help legislators understand which reform model you favor.
Here are the articles from the News & Observer series for background:
NC Medicaid Office in Disarray
We Can’t Stand Up for Ourselves
Medicaid Agency Has Been Perennial Headache
Legislators Battle Over Medicaid Spending
For Medicaid Program is “Broken” a Bad Rap?
Here is an editorial on the series from the News & Observer’s sister publication, The Charlotte Observer:
DHHS Medicaid Fixes Start at the Top