NC Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Health Care

Republican North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory's campaign is criticizing his opponent for not doing enough to improve the state's mental health care in her past eight years at lieutenant governor.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue released a mental health platform Friday that calls for better case management of patient
care to ensure a minimal level of mental health care statewide.

McCrory's campaign said in a news release Saturday that Perdue has been a lawmaker for 20 years and chairmwoman of the Health and Wellness Trust Fund since 2001 and has done nothing to help solve the state's mental health crisis.

McCrory is the mayor of Charlotte.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 29, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    I smell tax increase! Amazing thing, NC has a 6 cent sales tax, income tax, taxes on all "sin tax", highest gas tax and it still is not enough. Why does Florida only have a sales tax with no income tax?
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Sep 28, 2008 at 04:54 AM
    Let tell the voters more about the shortage of doctors, which will impact access, and how that impacts the overall concept of the various healthcare plans. If this country is 60,000 doctors short in primary care physcians, and 1/3 of the doctors avaliable now are over 55, who will provide basic services. The issue is how to fix MEDICARE and MEDICAID, and how to entice physcians into the medical field. We need more SUBSTANCE and LESS style.
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