Enroll America Statement on Halbig v. Burwell Decision
July 22, 2014
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, Get Covered America Ohio State Director Trey Daly released the following statement in response to the DC federal appeals court panel’s ruling on Affordable Care Act subsidies in Halbig v. Burwell.
“The financial assistance made available under the Affordable Care Act played a key role in helping Ohioans find quality, affordable health insurance. Today’s ruling does not mean that financial assistance will end for the 84% of Ohioans who received financial help to sign up for coverage through the Marketplace. While the judicial process plays out, it’s important to know that thousands of Ohioans will continue to benefit from tax credits they may have received in signing up for health coverage.
“It’s clear the intention of the law is to make health insurance affordable for all Americans, regardless of what state they live in. That’s why two federal district court judges have found that the plaintiffs’ claims lacked merit and dismissed the case, and many experts predict today’s ruling to be reversed.”
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Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.
Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about new health coverage options and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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