Understanding Recent Court Rulings

July 23, 2014

Get Covered America Arizona State Director Cheryl O’Donnell released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Halbig v. Burwell on Affordable Care Act subsidies in the federal Marketplace:

“The courts’ actions today will have no impact on the 120,000 Arizonans who have benefited from health coverage purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and will have no effect on the work of  Get Covered America or our local partners who are assisting consumers seeking coverage…” Full statement below.

Cheryl spoke with Channel 12 news in Phoenix to discuss further. Click the picture below to watch the full interview.

Cheryl on Channel 12

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Get Covered America Arizona Communications Lead Pati Urias also spoke about this issue with Telemudo.

Pati on Telemundo

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Full Statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
CONTACT: Pati Urias
Press@enrollamerica.org | 480.322.2270

Statement from Get Covered America – Arizona
on Halbig v. Burwell Court Ruling

PHOENIX – Today, Get Covered America Arizona State Director Cheryl O’Donnell released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Halbig v. Burwell on Affordable Care Act subsidies in the federal Marketplace:

“The courts’ actions today will have no impact on the 120,000 Arizonans who have benefited from health coverage purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and will have no effect on the work of  Get Covered America or our local partners who are assisting consumers seeking coverage. Arizonans who have purchased a plan through the Marketplace can continue to enjoy the benefits of financial assistance offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many of whom were without insurance for long periods of time. This ruling does not change what we do to reach out to Arizonans to help them get connected to health coverage, whether through Medicaid (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS) or the Health Insurance Marketplace.

“In our state, 76% of our residents who purchased in the Marketplace were able to qualify for financial assistance, while other uninsured individuals and families are still getting coverage at this time through special enrollment periods because of life-changing events. Our work will continue through the summer, as we gear up for the next open enrollment cycle, which begins November 15.

“These court actions will work their way through the judicial system, but for the time being, Arizonans can rest assured their cost benefits through the ACA are intact.”

About Get Covered America and Enroll America

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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