Posted October 10, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory

— Senate Democrats are using the recent fracas at the Department of Health and Human Services to raise money for the 2014 campaign. 

The fundraising email was pretty standard, pointing on the perceived misdeeds of the opposition, including questioning whether Gov. Pat McCrory's administration's handing of Medicaid reform and the massive computer system meant to pay health care providers, NCTracks, has been appropriate. It also takes aim at the administration's refusal to expand who Medicaid would cover earlier this year. 

Then it goes for the rhetorical gusto: "While the rest of the nation has started to see health care reform under ObamaCare, North Carolina has found itself under a new system: 'McCroryCare.'"

The term, of course, is a play on ObamaCare, the slang term for the federal Affordable Care Act, which, depending on who you ask, is a pejorative term or an accepted shorthand.

It's a little unclear from the email what exactly would constitute McCroryCare, but it doesn't seem like a compliment.


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  • westernwake1 Oct 14, 2013

    "McCroryCare" - If you are poor then you don't need medical care.

  • Banker1230 Oct 11, 2013

    McCrory is a crook. The cost of his bathroom redo cost more than most houses in this state. Leave it to the GOP to steal from the poor and give to the rich.

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Oct 11, 2013


    Eat 2 cookies and call me - never.

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Oct 11, 2013

    " $232,000 personal bathroom renovation in the executive mansion?"

    Must have a gold plated commode.

  • Inside The Beltline Oct 11, 2013

    McCrory Care, is this what he is calling his $232,000 personal bathroom renovation in the executive mansion?

  • darksun Oct 11, 2013

    "McCronyCare" works best because he generously takes care of his cronies with cushy jobs and no accountability, and steals from everybody else to do so.

  • rushbot Oct 11, 2013

    it's mccronycare..the governor person has done poorly by north carolinians with the system he set up!!!

  • mrschizzy Oct 10, 2013

    What a crock. Not expanding Medicaid is a wise, fiscally-responsible decision. The fact of the matter is, neither the state nor the feds can afford it! All it takes is a little math and anyone can figure out it will be nothing but financial disaster.

    If you think "McCroryCare" implies that McCrory actually "Cares", then what does ObamaCare imply? Because I promise you, Obama doesn't care about any one of us, only himself and those who give him LOTS and LOTS of campaign dollars! That's why those people got "waivers" from ObamaCare.

  • HeadsUp Oct 10, 2013

    If you think NC Tracks is "McCroryCare", just wait for ManagedMcCroryCare!

  • downtowner Oct 10, 2013

    I'm not sure partisan fundraising emails constitute news, but I do find the term McCrorycare mildly amusing.