“Health care is vitally important for all North Carolinians, and we’re interested in learning more about the details of the Governor’s proposal. However, if the administration’s idea of reform is bringing in out-of-state corporations so they can profit by limiting North Carolina patients’ access to health care and cutting critical medical services to our state’s most vulnerable citizens, that is not change we can support.”
“We have a homegrown, nonprofit, national-award-winning program in CCNC that addresses problems the Governor identified and has produced hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer savings through coordinating health care. We question the wisdom of handing this important function off to Wall Street.”
Seligson and the NCMS Government Affairs staff met Wednesday afternoon after the Governor’s announcement with Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos and state Medicaid Director Carol Steckel to learn more about the proposal. NCMS has been working for many years to address the problems with the state’s Medicaid program as outlined by McCrory through Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC). NCMS submitted its own proposal in response to DHHS’ request for information in February outlining how to build on CCNC’s success.