N.C. legislators take time with prisoner health care, discuss privatization

From the Associated Press (posted on the Times-News):

Legislators are trying to prevent North Carolina prison officials from privatizing inmate medical care for all of the state’s adult prisoners unless they get the express approval of the General Assembly.

The full House agreed unanimously Wednesday to a Senate bill designed to set aside $205.5 million to eliminate a shortfall in the state Medicaid program this fiscal year by pooling money from several government pots and some unanticipated tax collections.


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