HB 747 – Merge NC Health Choice & Medicaid

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Ashton Clemmons (D-Guilford); Rep. Gale Adcock (D-Wake); Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Julie von Haefen (D-Wake)



This bill:

  • Directs DHHS to submit any necessary State Plan amendments to CMS for the merger of the NC Health Choice program into the NC Medicaid program on January 1, 2022, resulting in the elimination of NC Health Choice.
  • States that all children currently eligible for NC Health Choice would be eligible for Medicaid following the elimination of NC Health Choice.
  • Appropriates $134K in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Division of Health Benefits to be used to make the necessary IT changes to the NC FAST system used to determine eligibility and enroll beneficiaries in the NC Medicaid program.
  • Modifies Medicaid eligibility categories and income thresholds effective January 1, 2022.
  • Makes a series of technical and conforming changes to statutes referencing the NC Health Choice program.



Filed – 4/29/2021