The following message was sent to members of the N.C. House this morning.
The NC Chamber supports HB346 / HB296: Reorganization & Economic Development Act and encourages you to vote to pass this bill on the floor today.
This bipartisan regulatory reform bill modernizes decades-old regulations, enabling Hospital Service Corporations, like Blue Cross NC, to continue to serve members and employers through smart investments in new capabilities, partnerships and services that will improve health outcomes and make health care more affordable and accessible.
The NC Chamber supports this legislation because it works to improve the competitive business climate among health insurers, which could generate more business and revenue in the state. Additionally, it addresses health care challenges employers face and builds upon the pro-business policies that make North Carolina the top state for business. The bill sponsors have done great work to address many of the concerns and misinformation about the proposal and we support this for what it has the ability to do for North Carolina patients.
We will place a keen emphasis on this bill in our yearly How They Voted vote tracker at the end of session.