Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on the Texas et al. v. United States et al. Ruling
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President and CEO Scott Serota issued the following statement today in regard to the U.S. District Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
"Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies' core principle is that all Americans, including those with pre-existing medical conditions, have access to quality health coverage no matter who they are or where they live.
Yesterday's federal district court ruling in a case challenging the Affordable Care Act is the first step in what we expect will be a lengthy legal process. Blue Cross and Blue Shield members can be assured that their health coverage and the financial assistance they may receive to help them afford it remains in place despite this ruling, and patients will continue to receive the care they need. Open enrollment for 2019 individual coverage also is unaffected, and BCBS companies will continue to help consumers find the coverage they need at the best possible price.
While we are extremely disappointed in the court's ruling, we will continue to work with lawmakers on a bipartisan basis to ensure that all Americans can access the consistent, quality health coverage they need and deserve."
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