Inslee statement on Affordable Care Act federal ruling

December 15, 2018

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today in response to a federal court judge in Texas ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law.

"Sign up now - this attack on healthcare should not stop any Washingtonian from getting coverage. No one should let President Trump scare them off access to healthcare.

"This ruling has no impact on Washingtonians’ current access to healthcare. It is merely one step in a long legal battle and we stand ready to take action to protect health coverage for Washingtonians.

"The Affordable Care Act has provided coverage for more than 800,000 people in our state. Under the law, more than 100,000 Washingtonians have been able to access behavioral health services, 51,000 jobs have been created, pre-existing conditions are protected, and uninsured rates are at a record low. President Trump and opponents of the ACA have tried repeatedly to stop this progress and we have thwarted them at every turn. This decision is no different. We will not be going backward.

“I urge individuals and families to sign up today to protect their coverage for the coming year at Washington Healthplanfinder."

 

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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