Medicaid expansion is the one part of Obamacare that the states currently have a choice whether or not to expand. As has been learned with Obamacare, new services should not be rolled out until ready. Governor McCrory said he wants to first ensure that the current Medicaid system is fixed so existing services for the elderly, women, children and the disabled are secure for future generations in North Carolina.
"I will not sacrifice quality care for the people truly in need, nor risk further budget overruns by expanding an already broken system," said Governor McCrory. "Calling a special session to further expand Obamacare in North Carolina is out of the question.
"We're listening to North Carolinians, engaging stakeholders, reviewing new federal regulations and analyzing data about the best way to fix our Medicaid program. We'll be submitting a reform plan in the spring and we will continue to evaluate what is best for the state, the Medicaid program and the healthcare needs of our citizens."