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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 28 March 2024 09:27

affordable-care-actMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address celebrating the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) making affordable healthcare more accessible and ensuring healthcare coverage for the millions of Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions. The ACA was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. More information about the anniversary is available here.

Audio File to Radio Address.

Hey there, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

On March 23rd, we celebrated 14 years of the Affordable Care Act.

Quality, affordable healthcare coverage shouldn’t be for just the healthy and wealthy.

tony-eversAnd thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Wisconsin families have been able to access health insurance without lifetime limits and regardless of pre-existing conditions.

In the last open enrollment period alone, a record of more than 260,000 Wisconsinites were able to access quality, affordable healthcare coverage.

And Wisconsin has one of the most competitive health insurance marketplaces in the country, ranking second nationwide in the number of participating insurers.

Folks, the ACA continues to be transformational for folks and families across the state, but we can’t take it for granted.

Since Day One, I have long been committed to defending the ACA and ensuring every Wisconsinite has access to quality, affordable healthcare.


In 2019, I delivered on my promise to withdraw the state of Wisconsin from a Republican-led lawsuit that would have gutted the ACA, kicked thousands of Wisconsinites off their healthcare, and put 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions at risk.

And I will continue to do everything I can to defend the ACA—including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions—as we continue our work building on our efforts to expand access to affordable healthcare in Wisconsin.

Although the 2024 Open Enrollment Period has ended, Wisconsinites may still be able to get enrolled in a plan on the marketplace if they had a qualifying life event like losing their job or getting married.

So, celebrate the 14th anniversary of the ACA by making sure you’re covered, and learn more about your coverage options by visiting WisCovered.com.

Thank you.

 
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