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US: Governor Cuomo and NY Department of Financial Services respond to congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act with “aggressive actions”

On 5 June 2017, in response to the Congressional efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a press release entitled “Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive Actions to Protect Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All New Yorkers” (the Press Release), which outlines the “aggressive actions” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo intends to take to “make certain that no matter what happens in Congress, the people of New York will not have to worry about losing access to the quality medical care they need and deserve.”

The Press Release outlines the types of actions that will affect how health insurers operate in New York even if Congress passes a bill to repeal significant requirements of the ACA. It also provides that the “new first-in-the-nation measures will ensure that essential health services are protected and covered for all New Yorkers regardless of efforts at the federal level to strip millions of Americans of their healthcare.”

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