JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
February 11, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Legislative Office Building - Room 643
Representative Justin Burr, Presiding Co-Chair
Looks like several Medicaid related items are on the Agenda including one addressed by Joseph Neff for the N&O
In August, the state’s Medicaid director asked the federal government for permission to postpone for three months the process for renewing Medicaid recipients’ coverage.
The federal government gave its approval, but the N.C. General Assembly didn’t. When lawmakers passed the state budget in July, they required the Department of Health and Human Services to get legislative approval for federal waivers.
Rep. Nelson Dollar, the top budget writer in the state House, said he only learned about the waiver last month. While he’s concerned that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to consult the legislature as the law required, Dollar said he’s more concerned about the cost of the waiver...