NC Medicaid Program currently enrolls 2.4M

The North Carolina Medicaid Program has 2.4 million enrollees as of this month, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report released today. The program is part of the Division of Health Benefits (DHB). The NC Health Choice, which is also part of the division, has 106,000 individuals enrolled as of this month.


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The Department of Health and Human Services Authorized 2020-21 Budget is $24.9 billion, according to Mark Collins, fiscal analyst with North Carolina’s Fiscal Research Division. Of that, $5.7 billion is for net appropriations.



More than 85% of the net appropriations go to DHHS support, including 72% for DHB and 13% for Mental Health, Development Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.

The DHHS budget breakdown includes:

  • $334.5 million: Central Management and Support (CMS)
  • $166.4 million: Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)
  • $972.2 Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
  • $18.3 billion Health Benefits (DHB)/NC Medicaid
  • $85.5 million Health Service Regulation (DHSR)
  • $1.8 billion Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, & Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS)
  • $1 billion Public Health (DPH)
  • $46.1 Services for the Blind, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing (DSB/DHH)
  • $2 billion Social Services (DSS)
  • $155 million Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVR)