Storified by NC Health News· Mon, Feb 18 2013 19:37:13
Currently the OAH is swamped with appeals from residents of group homes and adult care home Alzheimer’s units who have had Medicaid services cut.
OAH has been trimmed in recent years, resulting in a backlog of appeals.
Much of the South is a little closer to NC than to GA: Virginia, $5,870; Kentucky, $5,890; South Carolina, $5,181; Tennessee, $4,742; Alabama, $4,081(all numbers from Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009)
McCrory started talking about addiction by introducing several people who stopped abusing substances with help from the folks at the Durham Rescue Mission. He talked about visiting the facility with his wife Anne.
And a spokesman from the NC Hospital Association pointed out that rejecting the Medicaid expansion means NC hospitals would lose up to $5 billion in reimbursements over the next decade.
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