U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said in a statement that the Texas ruling must be overturned.
“This outrageous ruling threatens health coverage for millions of Americans. If you have a pre-existing condition, you could be denied insurance or have to pay more for your coverage. Without the federal tax credits, insurance would become unaffordable for many Americans and being a woman could once again be considered a pre-existing condition. Mental health services and affordable medicine would be put at risk. And Healthy Michigan, which covers one million Michiganders, would be gone! This ruling must be overturned.”
Gilda Jacobs, president, and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy agreed and said the economic ripple and humanitarian effect of such a crisis may overwhelm our state.
“To say we are going to do this repeal without anything in place is just reckless,” she said. “People need to feel secure. They need to know and be able to get the health care that they need.”
Jacobs noted during the last election many Republican candidates even made support of health care – including support for a policy that protected people with pre-existing conditions a focal point of their campaigns.
“I just don’t understand the rationale from a practical or political standpoint,” she said. May 28, 2019 – Michigan Chronicle