Affordable Care Act
House Republicans released their replacement plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), on March 6.
House leadership pulled the bill on March 24. Read Commissioner Kreidler's statement.
A state-specific analysis of the proposal shows the devastating impact it would have on Washington consumers and their families.
- News release: Less coverage, higher cost
- OIC charts: How Washington's health insurance market would fare today if AHCA were in place
Full text of AHCA bills:
- Proposed bill before House Energy and Commerce (www.house.gov) - Medicaid, policy changes
- Proposed bill before Ways and Means (www.house.gov) - Taxes, funding
Kreidler's guiding principles for any ACA replacement
Any proposal must be measured against the progress we've made and cannot move us backwards, 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 Washington's congressional delegation.
- Letter from Commissioner Kreidler to Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, March 23 (PDF, 2MB)
- Joint letter from Gov. Inslee and Commissioner Kreidler to Washington Congressional delegation about AHCA's impact (PDF, 2 MB)
- Joint letter from Gov. Inslee and Commissioner Kreidler to U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on ACA (PDF, 119KB)
- Commissioner Kreidler letter to U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the ACA (PDF, 340KB)
- Joint ACA letter from Commissioner Kreidler and the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans (AWHP) to Washington's Congressional delegation (PDF, 60KB)
- Commissioner Kreidler letter to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on the ACA (PDF, 73KB)
County and statewide data
- 2014-2016 Individual market enrollment outside of the state's exchange (PDF, 149KB)
- County, and legislative and congressional district data on enrollment, subsidies and more (PDF, 2MB) (www.ofm.wa.gov).
- Additional details on who has gained coverage (www.1in4wa.com) through our state's exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org).