Friday, May 19, 2006

County Commissioners Visit Legislature

On Wednesday, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners had their annual County Assembly Day at the legislature, and I was glad to see Commissioner Bruce Davis and County Manager Willie Best.

County commissioners continue to ask the state to provide Medicaid relief to the counties, which have seen dramatic increases in Medicaid recipients and resulting budget problems in recent years. Specifically, their goal is to cap county Medicaid costs at current levels, target additional relief to counties disproportionately affected by Medicaid costs, and to eventually permanently phase out counties in Medicaid participation. Several bills, which I support, have already been filed this session in the House to provide Medicaid relief.

I hope you find this information useful and that you’ll contact me about your views.



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