Senate Passes Bill Expanding Insurance Coverage for Autistic Children

The North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 676 which expands state-regulated health plan coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. This bill will allow recipients of behavioral therapy to be covered up to $40,000 per year. In the past, insurance companies typically covered only the diagnosis of autism, not the treatments that […]

General Assembly Overrides Governor McCrory’s Veto of Senate Bill 2

The North Carolina General Assembly has overridden Governor McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, which states that magistrates and registers of deeds may recuse themselves from performing marriage ceremonies on the grounds of religious objections. After the Senate rejected the veto with a 32-16 vote, Senate leader Phil Berger made a statement saying, “Religious freedom […]