Green Bay group reacts to recent court ruling of Affordable Care Act

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – For Americans in most states, Saturday was the last day to sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace.

Many are unsure about their healthcare due to a recent court ruling.

Friday night a federal judge ruled the individual coverage mandate within the ACA is unconstitutional and that the rest of the healthcare system known as Obamacare must end.

However, the judge did not move to block the law’s operation, so it remains in effect.

The white house praised the ruling, while supporters of the ACA said they will appeal.

“I’m disappointed and I’m concerned,” Member of Citizen Action Renee Gasch said. “I mean I’m thinking about all the people with pre-existing conditions and how they must feel right now.”

Gasch is currently on the Affordable Care Act and is also a member of citizen action, an organization that educates people on health care and the Affordable Care Act.

“For a lot of people like myself we’re just tired of the uncertainty,” Gasch said. “We want to see the politicians make up their mind and think of a great system so that we can afford our healthcare.”

Gasch said she’s open to other ideas if it improves affordable healthcare.

According to President Donald Trump if congress passes the law that’s what they’ll do.

“On the assumption that the Supreme Court upholds we will get great health care for our people,” President Donald Trump said.

President Trump said it was a great ruling for our country.

“It was big victory by a highly respected judge respected in Texas,” President Trump said.

Gasch said as long as the Affordable Care Act is available she will continue encouraging citizens to sign up.

U.S. Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin released a statement saying, “Wisconsin should have never signed on to this lawsuit and Scott Walker has not only broken his promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions, he has now signed legislation preventing Governor-elect Evers from keeping his promise to take our state’s good name off this attack on people’s health care. This ruling is a threat because Walker’s lawsuit would take away guaranteed health protections and raise costs for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. But it is not the final word and we must do everything we can to stop this sabotage because if it succeeds, insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums for more than 2 million people in Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition.”

Action 2 News did try to reach out to republican lawmakers to get their reaction to the ruling. We emailed Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Mike Gallagher, but have not received a response.



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