The “Medicaid Modernization Plan” is now being considered by North Carolina’s Republican Party.
It would appear that Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly are discussing the expansion of Medicaid, and there does not appear to be any sight of an end in sight for the balance of the current legislative session at this time.
On Thursday, a committee in the House of Representatives will hold a hearing on a proposed bill that would instruct the state health department to establish a “Medicaid Modernization Plan.” This plan would include coverage for individuals who were targeted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which was passed in 2010. The bill is scheduled to be heard by the committee on Thursday. For the proposal to have any chance of being enacted into law, it had to be brought before the governing body no later than the middle of December at the very latest.
At the beginning of June, a health care access package that featured both expansion and changes had already been passed into law by the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans. The Speaker of the House, Tim Moore, has declared that there is no interest in passing the omnibus bill within his house.