Four proposed mandates would increase healthcare premiums.
Stop the Mandates!
The North Carolina Legislature is considering a
variety of health insurance mandates, all of which will cause premiums to
increase. Here’s a look at the insurance mandates NFIB/NC opposes this session.
House Bill 683—Occupational Therapy Choice of
HB 683 would specify that patients have the
right to choose their occupational therapist under their health benefit plans.
House Bill 528—Establish Chiropractor Copay
HB 528 would prohibit insurance companies from
imposing a copayment amount for chiropractic services that is higher than the
copayment amount that would be imposed for services performed by a primary care
House Bill 306—North Carolina Cancer Treatment
HB 306 would require insurance companies to
provide the same level of coverage for prescribed, orally administered
anticancer medication that is provided for intravenously administered or
injected anticancer drugs. The bill also states that coverage for the oral
medication cannot be subject to any prior authorization, dollar limit,
copayment, coinsurance, deductible provision, or any other out-of-pocket
expense that doesn’t also apply to intravenous drugs.
House Bill 809—Third Party Premium Payments
HB 809 would allow health benefit plan premium
payments to be made by a certain third parties:
- The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program
pursuant to Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act
- Native American tribes or tribal
- State or federal government
- The American Kidney Fund
Enough is enough. North Carolinians can’t afford
their health insurance costs to go any higher. Go to www.StopMandates.com to tell your legislators to say no to more insurance mandates.