Maybe it’s not intentional, but even astronomers can usually remember to distinguish Inflation from Expansion .
The governor initially opted out of expanding Medicaid two years ago. There are half-a-million North Carolinians who would be covered under expanded Medicaid coverage. He said the administration is now continuing to review health care options.
“It must protect North Carolina tax payers, and any plan must require personal and financial responsibility for those who would be covered,” McCrory told the chamber. “I will only recommend a North Carolina plan, and not a Washington plan, so we can put patients first.”
Medicaid is a contentious topic. McCrory likely has a battle looming with the Senate. He said the word “Medicaid” only once.
Republican Senator Harry Brown is the majority leader. He said the distinction between reform and expansion is key.
“To me and a lot of people in the legislature expansion has already happened. Our budget has gone from two billion to four billion and if that’s not expansion I don’t know what is. I think reform is important moving forward, because we can’t sustain that kind of growth,” he explained.
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