What should California do if the Supreme Court strikes down a part (or all) of the Affordable Care Act?
It’s should be a moot point, since we have confidence that the Supreme Court will follow past precedent and uphold the law in its entirety. That said, California Healthline’s Think Tank asked several leaders this question, and we are gratified that HHS Secretary Dooley and the chairs of the two legislative health committees agreed with consumer groups, including Health Access, that California needed to move forward with health reform, regardless. If the court strikes the law (or a part of it), it doesn’t mean the very real problems go away.
Here are all the mini-essays, for your perusal:
Diana Dooley, Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency
State Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach), Vice-chair, Senate Committee on Health
State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), Chair, Senate Committee on Health
Betsy Imholz, Special projects director, Consumers Union
Bill Kramer, Executive director national health policy, Pacific Business Group on Health
Elizabeth Landsberg, Director of legislative advocacy, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Assembly member William Monning (D-Carmel), Chair, Assembly Health Committee
Anthony Wright, Executive director, Health Access California
Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.
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