House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger yesterday afternoon issued a joint release announcing the formation of a new legislative study committee to evaluate the impact of Obamacare on North Carolina. The results from the committee’s investigation could prove quite interesting.
Here is the release:
RALEIGH, N.C. –House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced today the formation of a Joint Legislative Study Committee to investigate the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina.
The committee is being formed to explore the real-world impacts that the Affordable Care Act is having on North Carolina’s economy and citizens through disruptions in the insurance marketplace, dropped coverage for families and higher premiums without improved access to providers.
“Given the steps we have taken over the last three years to reduce taxes and regulations on working North Carolinians, it’s important to get to the bottom of how Obamacare impacts our state’s economy and citizens on a daily basis. This committee will delve deeply into the problems Obamacare has caused to the health insurance marketplace and to our economy as businesses and individuals absorb the costs,” said Tillis and Berger.
Members serving on the committee as well as the first meeting date will be announced in the coming weeks.