Report: Medicaid grows to 15% of North Carolina’s budget – The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area:

Medicaid is the fastest growing program in the state’s budget and is likely to hold that spot over the next two decades, according to a new report.

The North Carolina Center for Public Policy reports that Medicaid spending grew more than 9 percent from fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2009, costing a total of $3.2 billion in the year ending June 30, 2009. That accounted for 15 percent of the total state budget, according to the report.

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