MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590-9007
Telephone: (516) 488-6100
December 17, 2018
For Immediate Release
MSSNY STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO JUDGE O’CONNOR’S ACA RULING
Statement attributable to:
Thomas Madejski, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“Friday night’s Federal District Court ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional has the potential to wreak havoc with New York’s health care system, and our patients’ ability to obtain comprehensive health insurance coverage for the care they need.
While the ACA has many flaws that we urge Congress to continue to work to fix, among its strongest attributes are its mechanisms to enable the purchase of health insurance coverage for millions through a variety of subsidy programs. These include expanded Medicaid coverage, tax credits and Basic Health plan coverage for those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
Indeed, countless New Yorkers rely upon these mechanisms to obtain health insurance coverage that could be jeopardized if the court decision were to be upheld. Let’s work to make sure these important protections are maintained and enhanced.”
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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516.488.6100 x 302