States are Fighting to Preserve the Affordable Care Act

California and 14 other states are looking to take legal action to try and keep the Affordable Care Act funds that insurance companies receive.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at a news conference that almost 5 million Californians were able to get health insurance through the national law.

“We will stand up for your rights. If your child gets sick, if you find out you have cancer, if you need that medicine, you’ll be able to go get it.”

In 2014, House Republicans sued the Obama administration saying that the former president had broken the law by giving billions of dollars to insurance companies to bring down costs. 

After Obama left, Trump took over as defendants in the suit.

Becerra says President Trump may drop the appeal that the Obama camp filed.

“We want certainty. We want to give the health insurance companies that have plans through the marketplace … predictability. It’s hard to have predictability when you have this lawsuit hanging over the heads of everybody.”

The other states involved in the lawsuit are New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington, as well as Washington, D.C.

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