Tell our legislators we can’t afford more health insurance mandates!
Insurance mandates force you to pay for coverage you don’t want or need. Health insurance mandates force everyone to pay the cost of coverage that only benefit a few people. Obamacare gave us enough mandates, and we don’t need more in North Carolina.
Sign the No New Mandates petition and tell the General Assembly: Don’t support any new mandates!
No New Mandates! Special interest groups are working to pass new mandate bills to cover services that a few people want but everyone pays for. These mandates raise the cost of healthcare insurance coverage for everyone.
Forcing many citizens to pay for benefits of a few continues the shift in power from citizens to the political class.
Moreover, such legislation lends itself to corruption. When legislators signal that they are willing to pass laws that favor a special interest, more special interest lobbyists are drawn to the halls of the General Assembly seeking political favors.
The Civitas Institute views this kind of legislation as a means of forcing insurance customers to pay for the concentrated benefits of a politically connected special interest group. Indeed, the Civitas Institute deemed last year’s version of one of these mandates as its Bad Bill of the Week.
The Civitas Institute is closely monitoring the progress of other insurance mandate bills. North Carolina already has 57 insurance mandates, one of the highest numbers in the country. Adding more mandates forces up insurance premiums for everybody, making health insurance less affordable and restricting choices.
Insurance Mandate Bills Currently Being Considered Are:
HB 306/SB 390 NC Cancer Treatment Fairness
HB 528/SB 319 Establish Chiropractor Co-Pay Parity
HB 715 Payments for Ambulance Services
HB 723 Telehealth Fairness Act
HB 729 Standards for Chiropractic Peer Review
HB 744 Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Analgesics
HB 809/SB 582 Third-Party Premium Payments
HB 821 Proper Administration of Step Therapy
SB 707 Assignment of Benefits
SB 676 Autism Health Insurance Coverage
Insurance Mandate Bills during the 2014 Legislative Session were:
SB 477 No Set Fee/Noncovered Vision Services
SB 644 Prohibit Insurance Co. Fixing Optometry Fees
SB 364 Update Electronic Prescription Rules
SB 570 Standards for Electronic Prescriptions
SB 561 Chiropractor Co-Pay Parity
SB 572 Newborn Screening For Krabbe Disease
HB511 Noncovered Vision Services
HB740 Right to Choose Athletic/Sports Trainer
HB 498 Autism Health Insurance Coverage
HB 609 NC Cancer Treatment Fairness Act
Fill out the petition below to tell legislators No New Mandates!