RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory said he's hopeful an N.C. Senate bill that would block efforts by state government to carry out portions of the federal health care overhaul can be altered in the N.C. House.
McCrory said Tuesday after the Council of States monthly meeting that he wants lawmakers to address financial concerns about the legislation.
The Senate tentatively passed the bill Monday night. It would block expansion of Medicaid under the health care overhaul, leaving it to the federal government to build the state's online marketplace for health insurance. A final Senate vote was expected later Tuesday.
McCrory's liaison to the N.C. General Assembly wrote senators before Monday's vote saying the bill's current form could make it hard for the state to pay for a computer program that determines Medicaid eligibility.