Health Care Reform – Watchdog Wire

Early Tuesday, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced that the state would not implement the health insurance exchanges as outlined in the Affordable Care Act.  McCrory also got behind legislation that passed today opting North Carolina out of Medicaid expansion mandated by President Obama’s healthcare reform law.

“Throughout our first few weeks in office, we have done a thorough review of the advantages and disadvantages of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina and determining the right exchange option for our state. ..this review included discussions with other governors, the White House, health care providers and N.C. legislative leaders.”

“The results of our findings make it abundantly clear that North Carolina is not ready to expand the Medicaid system.. [….]