RALEIGH, NC (April 11, 2017)
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief on several new options to expand insurance options to low income adults. These options include the Alternative Benefit Plan State Plan Amendments (Medicaid Expansion) submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Governor Cooper, Senate Bill 290 (Medicaid Expansion) and House Bill 662 (creates new mechanism, known as Carolina Cares, financed mostly with federal Medicaid expansion resources). The issue brief provides a comparison and analysis of these three important proposals.
The three plans are very similar and present an opportunity for partnering across party lines, chambers, and branches of government to increase North Carolinians’ access to health insurance. Read More
About the North Carolina Institute of Medicine:
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. The NCIOM convenes task forces of knowledgeable and interested individuals to study complex health issues facing the state in order to develop workable solutions to address these issues to improve health, health care access, and quality of health care in North Carolina. Visit www.nciom.org for more information and the full report of the Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use.