I want to thank the members of the North Carolina Senate who unanimously passed this bipartisan bill. It could be a significant accomplishment by the General Assembly making a generational difference in the lives of so many families faced with financial ruin due to medical debt. I am particularly grateful to Sens. Krawiec, Ford and Burgin for their leadership as primary sponsors in the Senate. They represent the very best in public service with their steadfast support of this pro-family, anti-poverty, consumer protection measure. Citizens, including widows and widowers, shouldn’t fear getting medical services because of medical billing.
I look forward to the House hearing and passing S321 as well. I know that with Reps. Goodwin, Miller, Pierce and Cotham as primary sponsors of the House version of the legislation in that body, S321 has excellent champions and stands a good chance of being enacted.