Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on ACAP v. Treasury
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2019
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY
ON ACAP v. TREASURY
WASHINGTON—Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, made the following statement on ACAP v. Treasury, in which Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court upheld regulations allowing for the sale of short-term limited-duration insurance plans as a substitute for comprehensive health insurance:
“We remain firm in our contention that the Trump administration’s decision to expand dramatically the sale of junk insurance violates the Affordable Care Act and is arbitrary and capricious. Indeed, the district court itself recognized that administration’s decision allows junk insurance to compete directly with comprehensive, Affordable Care Act-compliant insurance plans. That result subverts the health care protections of the ACA. Junk insurance, no matter what it’s called, is an inferior and hazardous substitute for comprehensive coverage.
“We are confident that the appellate court will see this differently.”
ACAP represents 66 Safety Net Health Plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 20 million people with low incomes or significant health needs. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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