NC Medicaid Expansion Continues to Bring Health Care to More North Carolinians | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    RALEIGH     346,408 newly eligible North Carolinians are enrolled in Medicaid and now have access to comprehensive health care, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Dashboard. NCDHHS released an updated the dashboard today, and it includes enrollment data as of Feb. 1, 2024. This number is more than half of the anticipated 600,000 people who are newly eligible for coverage, expected to enroll in Medicaid expansion over the next two years.

    "In the first two months we have already enrolled over half of the eligible people," said NC Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. "These individuals and families are seeing providers, utilizing preventative and specialty care, and getting life-saving prescriptions."

    Enrolled North Carolinians have also started to access the medicines and care they need through Medicaid Expansion. Medicaid covered more than 265,000 prescriptions for new enrollees for things like heart health, diabetes, seizures and other illnesses and covered more than $4.8 million in claims for dental services since Dec. 1, 2023.

    Through the combined efforts of NCDHHS, as well as county health departments and local departments of social services, North Carolina enrolls more than 1,000 people into Medicaid expansion per day.

    "We launched Medicaid Expansion in record time and are now enrolling people faster than other states," said NC Medicaid Deputy Secretary Jay Ludlam. "Our community partners have been key in connecting directly with communities, getting the word out, and helping make sure that people are getting the coverage and care that is right for them."

    Many people who have enrolled through Medicaid expansion are young adults, work part or full-time, and/or live in rural areas. Nearly one in three new enrollees are between 19 and 29 years old, and disproportionately live in rural communities. Anson, Edgecombe, Richmond, Robeson and Swain counties have the highest enrollment rates to date.

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    NCDHHS' Medicaid Expansion portal includes information on eligibility, FAQs, how to apply and a sign-up form to receive the latest news and updates. To learn more or apply for NC Medicaid, visit Medicaid.nc.gov.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov

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Big Bob said:
( March 1st, 2024 @ 8:53 am )
 
In other medical news - the Alabama idiot stepped in an IVF land mind. Declaring embryos 'children', he stepped on the dreams of a lot of rich white women who routinely throw many of these "children" in the trash, keeping only the one they want. Let's watch how fast MAGA walks this back.

MAGA - treats women like cattle
( February 29th, 2024 @ 10:43 pm )
 
I know a lady who is legally blind and on Medicaid who already lost her doctor due to Medicaid expansion. After it passed and her cardiologist saw this coming down the pike, he told all his existing Medicaid patients to find another provider. Rather than be deluged with Medicaid patients who pay much less, he quit taking Medicaid and cut loose the Medicaid patients he already had. Last I heard, her primary care provider had not yet found her a new cardiologist.
( February 28th, 2024 @ 8:19 pm )
 
So you have no compassion for the thousands of North Carolinians who under Obamacare rules can no longer be covered under employer health plans at their job and are now shoved onto taxpayer handout Medicaid, who not only lose the dignity they had but also often their doctors? Or for the struggling small business owners who now have to pay higher premiums for their remaining employees because the insured group is smaller? Or for the employees of small businesses who may have to drop group medical coverage entirely because the smaller group premiums per employee are no longer affordable and those employees will often have to pay a lot more for individual plans under Obamacare? Your narrative and that of your leftwing governor doesn't tell about those folks, now does it? I have spoken with small businesses that have been placed in that pickle.
Big Bob said:
( February 28th, 2024 @ 6:09 pm )
 
For people that have so much, who treat those with so little, I hope you get what you give.
( February 28th, 2024 @ 5:31 pm )
 
It will also bring us a lot more Medicaid FRAUD. It also makes hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who have had employer paid medical insurance ineligible to keep that insurance and forces them on Medicaid government welfare instead, sometimes meaning they also lose their doctors. It puts higher costs on county government to admniister the program. It shrinks the number of eligible employees of small business group plans, causing increases in their insurance premiums.

This is a big government monstrosity and it is sellout turncoats Phil Berger and Tim Moore who are responsible for forcing it through the legislature. They are their allies should be voted AGAINST in every Republican primary.



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