Introducing…Mandate Mondays! (It was only a matter of time.)

You know why you’re here. You know what we’re about. (If you don’t, read all about our mission here. We’ll wait.

Welcome to your first Mandate Monday.

The NC legislature is raising your healthcare costs. We’re here to do something about it.

Mandate Mondays are where we get really specific about mandates: legislation going on in our state that’s raising everyone’s healthcare costs. Like, really specific. You’ll be getting fed hard, cold facts on individual mandates that are hanging out in NC General Assembly file folders collecting dust — and money. Lots of money.

Did you know that mandates cost North Carolina an average of $218.7 million per year? Yeah. We’re trying to fathom that much dough, too.

Here's how it's gone down:

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Translation: mandates are incredibly expensive laws.

If you’re thinking that “Total Economic Cost” box has a glaring typo, think again. It’s billions of dollars — and these are taxpayer dollars we’re talking about, here. YOUR dollars.

So for every Monday from now until Kingdom Come, we’ll be talking about mandates on the books in the North Carolina legislature and what you can do to stop them. Welcome. Stay awhile. We have a lot to chat about.

If you believe that healthcare should be affordable for all, join us in fighting back against mandates that drive up the cost of healthcare.

 

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  • commented 2017-02-01 10:17:13 -0500
    Yes, this group is against the legislature passing laws that say health insurance companies have to provide coverage for the services listed above, and others. The idea is that they’re specialty services that only apply to a small proportion of the insured, but that’s what insurance is in the first place. At one time or another we will all have a “specialty need” and we all contribute as a group so that those needs are covered.

    How could you oppose a mandate that proscribes that health insurance should cover autism-related incidents? Or that limits the way co-pays are charged based on the service or illness? Or that would cover a cancer preventing vaccine?

    Civitas is agains the mandates, if that tells you anything.
  • commented 2017-01-04 06:35:12 -0500
    I don’t really understand…are you saying you don’t want to have insurance cover the expenses associated with these things?
  • commented 2017-01-02 14:40:38 -0500
    I need to know more than what you have here. Economic impact for instance. How many patients had positive results? Are these figures insurance premiums? Where do the monies go? Come from?

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