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Assembly passes statewide individual mandate bill

Emily Boerger | May 30, 2019 | California

On Wednesday, the California Assembly passed a bill establishing the California Health Care Coverage Shared Responsibility Act. The bill, AB 414, aims to create a statewide individual mandate for health insurance.     The mandate is in reaction to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which set the federal...[ Read More ]

Lawmaker proposes Medicaid buy-in and individual mandate for Oregonians

Emily Boerger | Mar 7, 2019 | Oregon

Representative Andrea Salinas, the new Chair of the House Health Care Committee, recently filed a bill that aims to establish a Medicaid buy-in option for Oregon residents. The bill, HB 2009, would also establish a “shared responsibility penalty,” or an individual mandate for Oregonians. HB 2009 would essentially allow individuals...[ Read More ]

Insurance Commissioner Kreidler's statement on ACA lawsuit's threat to pre-existing conditions coverage

Emily Boerger | Sep 5, 2018 | Washington

Oral arguments begin Wednesday in the Texas v. the United States lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit, which is led by 20 attorneys general and governors, argues that the repeal of the tax penalty for not having insurance renders the entire ACA unconstitutional. In response,...[ Read More ]

AG Paxton and Wisconsin AG file 20-state lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Affordable Care Act

| Feb 27, 2018 | Arizona, Texas, Utah

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel [on Monday] led a 20-state coalition lawsuit against the federal government, challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Paxton explains that when Congress enacted President Trump’s tax overhaul, it...[ Read More ]