North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a fan of NC’s Medicaid program. In fact, he presented NC Medicaid with a national award for delivering great care and containing costs just last year. Then came the Affordable Care Act and the decision NC has to make about expanding Medicaid coverage using federal dollars to low-income people. Now Senator Burr thinks NC’s Medicaid program is just terrible – and he has a simple fix! Just require people on Medicaid to have a primary care doctor and a medical home. Whoops – Senator Burr, NC’s Medicaid program does that already and has for years assigned people on Medicaid to a primary care doc and printed the name and number on the back of each person’s Medicaid card. I know the game in Washington DC is to just make up your own facts to fit your current argument, but please don’t try that back here at home. Watch:
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