Improving Access to Quality Health Care
Representatives Hugh Holliman (D-Davidson) and Verla Insko (D-Orange) have introduced House Bill 1535 which would establish a nonprofit called the North Carolina Health Insurance Risk Pool to meet the needs of individuals who cannot obtain health insurance because of high-risk health conditions and very high premiums. I have signed on as a co-sponsor along with Rep. Lucy Allen (D-Franklin) and Rep. Melanie Goodwin (D-Richmond). The bill would also provide a tax credit to insurers paying assessments to the North Carolina Health Insurance Risk Pool. It is scheduled to be heard in the House Insurance Committee on Thursday.