President Batiste joins Atty. Gen’l Becerra in calls to protect healthcare for Californians

April 9, 2018

Sacramento, CA—SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, spoke at Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s Press Conference this morning as he announced that California joins with 15 other states attorneys general to file a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas which seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Texas lawsuit imperils healthcare coverage and funding for all Americans, particularly more vulnerable groups like seniors, children, and people with chronic medical conditions or disabilities. Leading the coalition, Attorney General Becerra seeks to enter the lawsuit to vigorously defend the ACA and the millions of families across the country who rely on it for affordable care.

Watch the Press Conference here:

Press Clips:

Los Angeles Times—California seeks to intervene to defend Obamacare in court
California, led by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, is part of a coalition that will seek to defend the Affordable Care Act in court. And an ambitious new measure aims to put the state in charge of setting prices for commercial health care costs such as hospital stays, doctor’s visits and other services. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-seeks-to-intervene-to-defend-1523299607-htmlstory.html

Kaiser Health NewsCalifornia Leads Coalition Of States To Intervene In Texas Suit That Challenges Health Law
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/california-leads-coalition-of-states-to-intervene-in-texas-suit-that-challenges-health-law/

 

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