North Carolina Health News: Medicaid isn’t privatized (yet) in North Carolina, but potential candidates are lobbying now

North Carolina Health News: Medicaid isn’t privatized (yet) in North Carolina, but potential candidates are lobbying now

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In the hallway outside meeting rooms at the North Carolina Public Health Association, exhibitors gave away pens, chocolate and brochures. The types of organizations that usually attend public health conferences were in attendance: companies selling electronic health records, vaccine

manufacturers and advocacy groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association….All this activity worries Sarah Somers of the Washington, D.C.-based National Health Law Program. Somers has been following the national track records of some of the managed care companies that are making moves in North Carolina. She has compiled a list of almost 100 cases against state Medicaid programs that involve managed care companies in more than 30 states that have companies operating all or part of those states’ Medicaid programs. Read the full article here »

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