... are truly too much to behold.
By now we all know that North Carolina is another $60,000,000.00 in the hole because of Wos and the "DHHS Plan." As outlined in an editorial from the Charlotte Observer, the math seems simple; or does it?
Simply put, according to the editorial, here’s how the plan would work:
North Carolina would tax 10 managed-care organizations that provide behavioral health services to mentally ill or developmentally disabled Medicaid recipients. Those “assessments” would bring in $90 million for the state and allow it to draw down an additional $60 million in matching federal funds. The state would then give the $90 million back to the managed-care organizations and pocket the $60 million from the feds. Budget woes, solved.
But if all of that sounds a little like money laundering, well, yes. So DHHS officials shouldn’t have been surprised when their creative accounting – along with a similar gimmick from Pennsylvania – was rejected by the feds last week.
And, because the federal government knows that North Carolina is being run by a bunch of underhanded backwoods hick politicians who already rejected federal Medicaid dollars (and were elected by a bunch of ignorant backwoods hicks), their response was "Whoa, Jessie!" As one federal regulator initially surmised but then retracted "surmise" for fact; "these idiots are from Mars."
But one thing is certain; Queeny ain't going nowhere because she's their puppet.