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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is firming up ideas on how it sees changing North Carolina's $13 billion health care system for about 1.7 million poor and disabled people.

The state Department of Health and Human Services plans to present its framework for revamping Medicaid on Wednesday to an advisory group set up by McCrory. The plan could get some touch-ups before it's presented to state lawmakers next month.

McCrory and Republican legislative leaders have blamed spiraling Medicaid costs for not providing teachers and state workers with raises last year.

It's been almost a year since McCrory and state health Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh) proposed largely privatizing management of Medicaid while keeping ultimate responsibility in state hands.

The Legislature is expected to take up the proposed changes beginning in May.

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