by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
This morning, North Carolina DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen presented an overview on proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid Reform plan that has yet to be approved by the federal government. Medicaid, the state-federal funded public health insurance program, offers medical assistance to over 2 million low income-children, parents, pregnant women, the elderly, and disabled. The program costs about $14 billion.
Some initial thoughts:
For more information on how Medicaid managed care operates, see here.