NC House vote on H115 put off until next week – again.

Ah, the sweet sound of public pressure building.  NC Blue Cross’s bill to take over health reform in NC by regulating themselves on the new federal health benefits exchange/marketplace has been put off (again) until next week.  Apparently literally hundreds of calls and emails are going to legislators objecting to this bill.  And the Public Policy Polling poll showing that 69% of NC voters thinking putting insurers in a position to regulate themselves can’t have helped either.

2 Comments

  1. Alex O.

    May 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    It is kinda like being on death row. We consumers get a little more time. A little more hope. In the end I have little faith in our lawmakers listening to those who need the Exchanges. I hope they will listen to us, but big money talks and BCBSNC has the money. and the power.

  2. Leslie Boyd

    May 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I have e-mailed my representative, Tim Moffitt, who doesn’t see the conflict of interest and only sees two seats as friendly to the insurance companies. I explained why the bill is bad and he says he hasn’t made up his mind yet. Let’s keep the pressure on.