WSMA Responds to Potential Repeal of the Inividual Mandate
|WSMA PRESS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
|Nov. 27, 2017
Seattle, Wash. – Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) President Donna Smith, MD, issued the following statement today:
“The Washington State Medical Association is troubled once again that the Senate is threatening health insurance coverage for millions and greater market instability by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s mandate. We stand with the coalition of the country’s top health care organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Federation of American Hospitals and America's Health Insurance Plans in urging Congress to maintain the individual mandate and to pass measures to stabilize the insurance market to help ensure our patients have access to comprehensive, affordable health care coverage.
“Too many Washingtonians and too many Americans who are simply trying to access needed care are facing rising premiums and uncertainty regarding the future of their coverage. It’s time to set aside our fractious debate and come together to pursue bi-partisan fixes to the Affordable Care Act so that we have a health care system that works for everyone.”
About the WSMA
The Washington State Medical Association represents nearly 11,000 physicians, physician assistants, resident physicians and medical students in Washington state. The WSMA has advocated on behalf of the House of Medicine more than 125 years. Our vision is to make Washington state the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
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