NC gov uninterested in Medicaid expansion session - WNCT

NC gov uninterested in Medicaid expansion session

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he's not interested in bringing North Carolina legislators back to Raleigh to consider expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law.
McCrory said Monday that calling a special session on the topic was "out of the question." He made the comment after some Democratic lawmakers and liberal-leaning groups requested he do so to cover more people.
The Republican governor agreed with GOP legislators last winter with legislation blocking the expansion to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low income people. He reiterated Monday that he wants to repair problems to the current Medicaid system and doesn't want to risk further budget shortfalls with an enrollment spike.

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