Pending Healthcare Related Bills

Bills included in the Affordable Healthcare Scorecard include those that impact prescription drug and healthcare prices, expand consumer protections against acts such as surprise billing, increase insurance options, and expanded access to more affordable care.

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Forfeiture of Health Insurance Rights
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Telehealth
Telehealth Mandate
Hospital Mergers & Consolidations
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Healthcare Costs
SAVE Act
Increased Access to Life-Saving Medication
Pay Pharmacists More Act
Cost Increasing Mandate
Prescription Drug Costs
Prescription Drug Transparency Act
Naloxone Rx Mandate
Rx Pricing Transparency
Oral Chemo Drug Mandate
House Amendment: Higher Rx Costs
Surprise Bills
Medical Billing Transparency Act
Greater Transparency in Healthcare Billing
Expanded Insurance Options
Allow Employers to Offer EPO Benefit Plans
Certificate of Need Reform
Increase Healthcare Competition

House Amendment: Higher Rx Costs

Prescription Drug costs

The House's amendment to SB257 will cause consumer drug prices to rise, while providing a windfall for pharmaceutical companies and major hospital systems.

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Pay Pharmacists More Act

Prescription Drug costs

HB 896 would mandates that pharmacists be reimbursed at the same rate as doctors for performing equivalent healthcare services. Big pharmacies would see a windfall but costs for patients would skyrocket.

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Cost Increasing Mandate

Prescription Drug costs

HB 703 would mandate that millions of dollars be added to the healthcare system and encourage misuse and overuse.

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Prescription Drug Transparency Act

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Senate Bill 411 holds Big Pharma drug manufactures accountable by making them notify and justify any major Rx price hikes.

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Greater Transparency in Healthcare Billing

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SB415 will protect patients from surprise medical bills received in emergency situations and from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities.

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Medical Billing Transparency Act

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SB505 will help protect consumers from surprise medical bills by ensuring they are notified if anyone caring for them at an in-network facility is out-of-network.

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SAVE Act

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The SAVE Act would increase healthcare access and lower costs by removing outdated government regulations to allow high-skilled nurses to practice at the full level of their education and training.

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Rx Pricing Transparency

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SB257 would increase prescription drug pricing transparency, establish important consumer protections, and help people save at the pharmacy.

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Telehealth Mandate

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HB149 would institute a costly and dangerous government mandate requiring that families and businesses, through their insurance premiums, cover (i.e., pay for) any healthcare service provided virtually if it’s covered in-person.

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Allow Employers to Offer EPO Benefit Plans

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SB228 and HB373 would make a high-quality, more affordable health insurance option available to small businesses, workers and their families.

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Naloxone Rx Mandate

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HB93 would create a costly new prescription drug mandate that pads the pockets of drug manufacturers, adds millions of dollars of unnecessary expenses to the healthcare system, and puts politicians between doctors and their patients.

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Oral Chemo Drug Mandate

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HB524 is a giveaway to Big Pharma that will cause premiums to increase and provide no check on already sky-high specialty drug prices.

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Increase Healthcare Competition

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Senate Bill 462 will reform North Carolina's outdated Certificate of Need (CON) laws to allow for more competition in the healthcare industry. Increase competition will lower costs and improve access for consumers.

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Increased Access to Life-Saving Medication

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SB575 would expand access to affordable care by letting trained, qualified pharmacists prescribe, dispense and administer certain medications.

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Pay Pharmacists More Act

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HB 896 would mandates that pharmacists be reimbursed at the same rate as doctors for performing equivalent healthcare services. Big pharmacies would see a windfall but costs for patients would skyrocket.

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Cost Increasing Mandate

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HB 703 would mandate that millions of dollars be added to the healthcare system and encourage misuse and overuse.

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House Amendment: Higher Rx Costs

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The House's amendment to SB257 will cause consumer drug prices to rise, while providing a windfall for pharmaceutical companies and major hospital systems.

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North Carolina General Assembly Members

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly are elected every two-years and serve two-year terms. Lawmakers are those serving in the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Affordable Healthcare Scorecard grades are assigned at the close of the legislative session.