NC Medicaid $181 million under budget at mid-year

Published February 10, 2016

by, February 9, 2016.

North Carolina's Medicaid finances are continuing to run under budget thanks to essentially flat enrollment growth and less-than-anticipated medical expenses and use of services.

Finance director Trey Sutten told lawmakers activity still suggests Medicaid would end the fiscal year under budget - the third year in a row. He cautioned Medicare obligations, enrollment growth in high-needs categories and pharmaceutical spending could eat away at positive financial results.

North Carolina Medicaid spends $13 billion from federal and state funds. There are more than 1.8 million enrollees.

February 10, 2016 at 9:33 am
cynthia riddick says:

If this is true then how come McCrory doesn't expand medicaid. There's is people here suffering because o his lack of sympathy. I'm talking about people that worked all of their lives. 30 or 40 years, but still dont meet the so called criteria to get help. If you are not at least 60, blind, or hooked to an oxygen machine this state considers you able to work