Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina “Soon”? Interviews with NC’s DHHS Secretary and Medicaid Director (Video)

In two interviews over the last few days, North Carolina’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Aldona Wos and NC’s Medicaid Director Dr. Robin Cummings address the question of Medicaid expansion in NC:  How soon, the presentation of options for policymakers and whether the state should create its own unique plan are discussed.  Both officials comment on the fact that the federal government is working with states to create state-tailored plans and seem clear that North Carolina’s Governor will be presented with options for expansion that can be taken to NC’s General Assembly.  No timeline is discussed, but NC’s legislature reconvenes in January 2015.

Note: These are two short excerpts from much longer interviews by Tim Boyum of Time Warner Cable News here and David Crabtree and Laura Leslie of WRAL News here.

 

Adam Searing
Adam Searing is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Center for Children and Families

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