Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that legislation he led to protect Arizonans with pre-existing conditions was signed into law. The new law received overwhelming bipartisan support and will take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional. Arizona joins a dozen other states that have enacted protections for pre-existing conditions, including Louisiana, which successfully adopted a first-of-its-kind bill last year.
Attorney General Brnovich, along with Senator J.D. Mesnard and Representative Jeff Weninger, stepped up in order to deliver a safety net for the most vulnerable in Arizona. The group worked with stakeholders to put safeguards in place to ensure that the Obamacare disaster will never be repeated.
“Although the Supreme Court’s final decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare will not be reached for some time, it’s important to be proactive and adopt protections for Arizonans with pre-existing conditions,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “We reached a bipartisan consensus with near unanimous support that reflects Arizona’s values and provides a safety net for the most vulnerable should the Supreme Court strike down Obamacare.”
Last spring, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the first-in-the-nation constitutional state alternative to flawed Obamacare. The “Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act,” was designed to protect pre-existing healthcare conditions through a guaranteed benefits pool. The legislation was passed unanimously by both Democrats and Republicans in the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives. Read more here.