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Affordable Care Act

ACA news

The American Health Care Act (www.congress.gov) passed the House on May 4. It now includes an amendment that gives states a waiver to both remove the essential health benefits and to let insurers charge sicker people more, if the state creates a high-risk pool.

In addition, there are still other actions underway to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

See a state-specific analysis (PDF, 1MB) of the devastating impact the American Health Care Act would've had on Washington consumers and their families.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, of which the OIC is a member, sent letters on April 19 to the U.S. House (PDF, 720MB) and Senate (PDF, 720MB) urging them to continue funding for subsidy payments in the upcoming budget resolution for fiscal year 2017.

Kreidler's guiding principles for any ACA replacement

Any proposed change to the ACA must be measured against the progress we've made and cannot move us backward, including:

  • No fewer people covered
  • No reduction in benefits
  • No cost-shifting to states
  • No destabilization of the health insurance market

Letters to Congress

Commissioner Kreidler has shared his concerns with the Trump administration and Washington's congressional delegation.

County and statewide data