Lt. Governor Wyman: Supreme Court Decision Should Support All Citizens Access to Healthcare
(HARTFORD, CT) -Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of Access Health CT, the state's healthcare marketplace, released the following statement regarding King vs. Burwell, the Supreme Court case that could reduce the number of citizens eligible for healthcare subsidies in states with federally operated healthcare exchanges:
"From the inception of the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut readied itself to accommodate pent-up demand for healthcare, and our success is now a national model. It's critical that the Supreme Court doesn't turn back the clock on the very progress that created a broad insurance pool and affordable care-or revert to a time when gender bias was standard and people with pre-existing conditions were denied coverage.
"It would be shortsighted to think that millions of people losing subsidies-and their insurance-wouldn't have an impact on the national pool and the insurers operating in several state markets.
­"In Connecticut we've seen tremendous demand for affordable healthcare coverage-over the past two years, 500,000 residents have enrolled in new policies. This has already had an impact on our public health-over two thirds of newly-covered citizens are actively using their insurance. All citizens should have the same opportunities to access insurance and healthcare."
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