North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) on July 2 signed a bill that will allow the state’s long-awaited Medicaid transformation to begin no later than July 2021. The bill mandates that the state must finally begin transitioning its Medicaid beneficiaries from the fee-for-service system to managed care plans, a move that was originally set to begin in November 2019, then delayed to February 2020, then stalled again after Republican legislators staged a budget standoff. North Carolina serves 2,286,807 Medicaid beneficiaries as of June 2020.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans