For Consumers

Affordable Care Act

ACA news

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

The U.S. Senate responded with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (www.senate.gov) on June 22 and a revised version (www.senate.gov) on July 13.

There are other actions underway that would undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

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

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