North Carolina lawmakers considering major health insurance changes

Health insurance - Changes Coming

At the same time, they are also considering substantial changes to the prescription drug industry. A number of bills are currently moving forward in North Carolina with the intention of overhauling components of the health insurance and pharmacy industries. Powerful companies are pushing hard in the hopes of securing regulations in their favor. The changes to the laws in the state would include those regulating Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the largest health insurance company in the state. Those have already made it through their first committee, though…

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Abortion insurance ban considered for some NC policies

Health insurance care reform confusion debate

The state is looking into stopping private health plans from being able to provide this coverage. The state of North Carolina is weighing a proposed law that would stop abortion insurance coverage from being included in the health plans that are sold within the online exchange starting in October 2013. This would not be a regulation for all insurers in the state, but only those who plan to sell over the public marketplace. Limiting the private abortion insurance coverage is permitted under the federal healthcare reform laws that require nearly…

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