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NC Medicaid shortfall estimated from $69M to $140M

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officials say they expect a funding shortfall for the state's Medicaid system for this fiscal year. But it doesn't appear at the moment to be as large as last year.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the legislature's fiscal staff offered their projections Wednesday to an oversight committee. They offered shortfall ranges from $69 million to $140 million. The high end would represent about 3 percent of the state's portion of the federal-state health insurance program.

There are still many factors that could change this year's shortfall amount, but the total is much less than nearly $500 million lawmakers had to find last summer to close a similar hole.

Gov. Pat McCrory said finding that money last year prevented state employees and teachers from getting raises.

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