For Immediate Release: June 28, 2012

NCDOI Comments on Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH -- In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin issued the following statement on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Insurance:

"The Department of Insurance will continue to do what is within its authority to protect North Carolina consumers and maintain a well-regulated insurance market in our state.

The Department of Insurance has a long-standing tradition of assisting people who have insurance-related questions and concerns. We stand ready to help North Carolinians better understand their rights and responsibilities regarding health insurance under state and federal laws."

North Carolinians who have questions about health insurance or need to file a complaint or appeal with their health insurance company should contact Health Insurance Smart NC at 877-885-0231. Learn more at