Gov. Bev Perdue says North Carolina's Medicaid program is breaking the budget the Legislature gave state officials this summer.
Perdue told reporters Tuesday the government health insurance program for low-income children, older adults and the disabled is about $175 million over budget through the first quarter of the fiscal year. Perdue says more people are enrolling in Medicaid as the unemployment rate stays high. The governor also says the state has had to respond to the swine flu pandemic.
Let's not spend more than we make on what we don't need.