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Posted inState Health Policy

COVID funds beef up health care spending in proposed state budget, which still lacks Medicaid expansion

After months of closed-door negotiations between legislative leaders and members of Gov. Roy Cooper’s staff, North Carolina will have a budget for the first time since 2018.  Expanding the state’s Medicaid, a policy that has been a Holy Grail for Democrats and a non-starter for Republicans, continued to hold up negotiations and disappoint Cooper.  Nonetheless, […]