That’s what one TAPster suggests Governor McCrory needs. The question is whether the legislature will perform the procedure.
When the legislature adjourned, the Governor worried that the honorables were dragging down his approval ratings. So he vetoed a couple of bills. That didn’t work out.
Now, GOP legislators worry that the Governor and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos are dragging down their approval ratings. After all, they face the voters next year. They will have to answer for 24-year-olds getting paid $87,500 while teachers got no raise. And why the chief of staff quit after a month. And why he got $37,227.25 in severance pay. And why the highly touted $210,000-a-year Medicaid director left after eight months.
Legislators will examine the patient on October 8. The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services will meet and, WRAL’s Mark Binker reports, “is expecting to hear information on the computer systems, salaries and well as the administration’s Medicaid reform plans.”
Binker wrote a lengthy and insightful primer on Medicaid, which I highly recommend if you (like me) struggle to understand this issue.
One interesting sidelight – beyond all the sexy, headline-grabbing stuff – is the split between McCrory and Republican legislators on whether to hire managed care companies to run Medicaid.
There are big dollars at stake here. As Deep Throat would say, “follow the money.”