Jul 19 • 32M

Ep. 56 - Big changes coming to North Carolina

What is going on with Medicaid expansion and is BlueCross NC really becoming for-profit?

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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron discuss a few news items in North Carolina. First, the state budget has been held up by members of the state Senate effectively putting Medicaid expansion on hold. When can we see any changes and how many more Medicaid patients should providers expect to see? Then, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina got approval from the state legislature and the governor to act more like a for-profit insurance company. What does this mean for patients and providers? How will this change the healthcare landscape in North Carolina. Matthew and Ron break it down on the FLATLINING Podcast.


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Articles mentioned in this episode:

North Carolina indefinitely delays specialty Medicaid plans - Becker’s Payer Issues

North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Allowing Blue Cross to Restructure - US News

Despite state budget deadlock, Wake County plans for Medicaid expansion - WRAL News