Medicaid in North Carolina

One aspect of the federal Affordable Health Care Act aims to expand state’s Medicaid coverage. Last week, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and some members of the General Assembly advanced legislation to decline Medicaid expansion. But a recent study commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows expanding Medicaid would have positive impacts on the state’s economy.  WHQR’s Sara Wood recently talked to Scott Nystrom, an associate economist with Regional Economic Health Models, who prepared the study.