Forbes, July 10, 2014
Most state legislative sessions have come to a close, but this hasn’t stopped Medicaid debates across the country from raging on.
In 2014, just one state, New Hampshire, has implemented ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. The failure of ObamaCare advocates to convince more states may explain the dearth of reporting on this issue from a mainstream media that often seems solidly supportive of Medicaid expansion.
What may be even less covered, however, are the many states that are examining ways to fix a broken Medicaid program that costs too much and delivers health outcomes that, at best, are inconsistent for the patients relying on the safety net.
North Carolina is one state exploring reform, while simultaneously exposing the many fault lines that develop during reform efforts.