McCrory's prediction that state may be forced to expand Medicaid raises eyebrows

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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday that North Carolina may have to expand its Medicaid health insurance program, saying a back door in federal health reforms is forcing his hand.

Reform experts question his logic, though changes in the law give hospitals more power to approve Medicaid eligibility temporarily, potentially putting the state-and-federally-funded program on the hook for more patient bills.

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