Attorney General James Marks 10 Year Anniversary of ACA by Continuing to Fight to Protect Health Reform Law

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:30

New York Attorney General Letitia James today marked the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by releasing the following statement:

“In the 10 years since the passage of the ACA, there has never been a time when ensuring access to quality, affordable health coverage is more essential for every New Yorker. As we battle a global pandemic, imagine if Americans were charged more for health coverage because of a pre-existing condition, like the coronavirus, or worse, if they were denied coverage altogether. If a number of states and the Trump Administration have their way, that grim nightmare could be a reality. Overnight, health coverage could be stripped away from 20 million Americans and 133 million Americans could be denied coverage because of their preexisting conditions. It’s time the president and Republican states drop this lawsuit and realize America is healthier and more prosperous today because of the ACA. If they don’t, our coalition will continue the fight to ensure we do not go backwards.”

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