Medicaid: Eliminate waste and fraud but keep necessary services « The Carrboro Citizen

Few issues loom larger on the state public-policy agenda than Medicaid – the critically important public health insurance program for low-income children, seniors and people with disabilities (as certified by a doctor). At last count, the number of people served by Medicaid was nearly 1.8 million and rising along with the unemployment rate. Medicaid’s budget is one of the largest in state government – second only to the overall budget for education.

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