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NC legislature idles for now on Medicaid expansion agreement

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General Assembly leaders are acknowledging compromise for North Carolina to embrace Medicaid expansion likely won’t come quickly after the legislature adjourned recently its chief work period for the year. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore spoke on Tuesday while the legislature convened meetings this week in which no votes will be taken. The two chambers passed separate legislation in June that set the state on the path to accept federal funds to cover 600,000 low-income adults. The Senate measure contained additional health care reforms that the House didn't want to address. The state's hospitals could be the likely linchpin on finding a compromise.