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SCS HB 973 - Mental Health Insurance Coverage - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (111-2) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that mandates that insurance companies regard mental health equally with other health areas in determining coverage and establishes minimal required benefits for those with mental illnesses.

-Does not require insurers to cover treatment associated with sex changes (sec. 1). -Establishes minimum benefits for mental healthcare, including thirty combined inpatient and outpatient days and thirty office visits per year (sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Committee Sponsors


  • Martha Bedell Alexander (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey Hugh Holliman (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. Wainwright (NC - D) (Out Of Office)


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