“This decision, besides being mean-spirited, will increase the costs to all North Carolinians. The Affordable Care Act, by providing access to care for thousands more North Carolinians, will keep citizens out the hospitals and emergency rooms, thus reducing costs. When an uninsured patient is treated, those costs are passed on to North Carolinians with insurance. Hence your rates will continue to go up and up every year. The decision by the Governor and the legislature may at first appear to be penny wise, but it is decidedly pound foolish.”
Charles Van Der Horst, MD
UNC Professor of Medicine
The Senate bill is S4. Senate member Dan Soucek's telephone number is (919) 733-5742.