|By Gregory Phillips, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Starting next year, Alliance will be given the four counties' full allocation of
But the agencies will act as insurance companies, authorizing care through private contractors rather than providing it directly.
"It's a massive, massive job," he said. "It's basically starting from scratch."
"It makes sense to be prepared, to make sure we have all our bases covered," he said.
Although concerns persist about whether there will be sufficient funding to maintain services under the new model, Debnam said this delay alone should not affect consumers.
"It should be a seamless-type situation," he said.
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