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Legislative panel to study health law's impact on NC

Posted January 13, 2014 3:52 p.m. EST

— House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said Monday they are forming a study committee to examine the Affordable Care Act's impact on North Carolina.

The membership and meeting schedule for the joint legislative study committee haven't yet been announced.

Impacts the committee will look at include disruptions in the insurance marketplace, dropped coverage for families and higher premiums without improved access to providers, Tillis and Berger said in a statement.

“Given the steps we have taken over the last three years to reduce taxes and regulations on working North Carolinians, it’s important to get to the bottom of how 'Obamacare' impacts our state’s economy and citizens on a daily basis," they said. "This committee will delve deeply into the problems 'Obamacare' has caused to the health insurance marketplace and to our economy as businesses and individuals absorb the costs.”