NC Governor Vetoes Medicaid Telehealth Bill in Feud With Lawmakers

Politics as usual. North Carolina is not immune.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have expanded Medicaid coverage for telehealth and telemental health as he battles with the Legislature over budget priorities.

Source: NC Governor Vetoes Medicaid Telehealth Bill in Feud With Lawmakers

Medicaid Expansion May Close Racial Health Disparities, Care Gaps

Courtesy of Health Payer Intelligence

Attention North Carolina General Assembly

For the past few years, you have refused nearly free money to expand Medicaid. If you or your staff were to read this, thinking twice about that political stance could be enlightening.

New data from Yale Cancer Center suggests that Medicaid expansion may have closed racial health disparities, connecting more patients with timely care access across racial lines.

 

Source: Medicaid Expansion May Close Racial Health Disparities, Care Gaps