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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Old North State Report

October 15, 2021

Old North State Report – October 15, 2021

By George M. Teague, Dennis A. Wicker, Dodie B. Renfer

Medicaid Expansion - Still Bad Policy Says GOP Leadership

Speaker Tim Moore said this week that the possibility of expanding Medicaid coverage has come up in talks with Gov. Roy Cooper (D), but that there is still not enough support among his party’s members to include that in a final budget agreement.  The issue was one of the key reasons Cooper and the Republican-controlled legislature never agreed on a budget two years ago, as the governor has pushed for expanding the program to cover hundreds of thousands more lower-income people.  Republican legislative leaders have declined to do that, with Senate leader Phil Berger saying recently he still thinks it’s “bad policy.”

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Support Expanding for “Expansion” in Conservative Cos of NC

Six Republican counties in Western North Carolina have now pledged their support for Medicaid expansion.  For months, the CEO of the Cherokee Indian Hospital has quietly traveled to county commission boards throughout the western part of the state, giving presentations on the benefits of Medicaid expansion. As local leaders throughout the conservative region show support for the policy, will they change the minds of state Republicans? 

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Budget Blues

Ahead of a court-ordered deadline to fund a multibillion-dollar plan aimed at improving North Carolina schools, state leaders said Wednesday they’re still negotiating a budget agreement with no clear indication when that will be resolved.  House Democrats and education advocates on Wednesday urged the state to fully fund the Leandro plan, which is part of a long-running court case tied to whether the state is meeting its Constitutional obligation to provide a “sound, basic education.” Superior Court Judge David Lee has set a hearing for Monday, Oct. 18, for state leaders to show him they are indeed implementing it.

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Nothing Could Be Finer!

It’s back! For the first time in two years, people can enjoy the fun of the North Carolina State Fair.  All the usual staples are back: entertainment, rides, animals, family activities and deep-fried food delights.  The fair will be open every day through October 24 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. 

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