Gov.Edwards lashes out after judge rules against Obamacare

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement after a Texas court struck down Obamacare

He said the ruling could impact hundreds of thousands of Louisianans with pre-existing health conditions. 

“Nearly 850,000 Louisianans with a pre-existing health condition face uncertainty and could lose their health insurance as a result of a lawsuit that Attorney General Jeff Landry supported," Edwards said. "Even more troubling is that 480,000 working Louisianans on Medicaid expansion could lose their health insurance over this decision."

Edwards says residents with breast cancer or diabetes could be denied coverage in the wake of the decision.

Instead he says it will "protect an insurance company's profits."

The Louisiana Democrat went on to say, "If you put in a full day’s work, you should not be priced out of coverage."

Edwards says the challenge to Obamacare is a short-sighted lawsuit.

"I intend to vigorously pursue legislation to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions from losing their health insurance and ensuring the working people of our state aren’t penalized because of this decision.”

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