Officials with the lone insurer offering Nebraskans coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act are attempting to assure clients a federal judicial ruling will not leave them without health insurance.
A federal judge in Texas has ruled the ACA is unconstitutional.
No changes are planned by Medica, due to the ruling. The insurance company, which is based in Minnesota, issued a statement:
“The ruling has no impact on our plans for 2019, and it will not affect anyone’s coverage next year. We will keep an eye on the case as it works its way through the court system.”
Federal officials also have sought to reassure consumers with a notice on its website stating the court decision doesn’t affect open enrollment. The federal Health and Human Services Department also states it will continue with all aspects of the ACA.
Medica provides health insurance through the ACA to approximately 86,000 Nebraskans.
The ruling by the federal judge came in a case brought by Texas and 19 other states, including Nebraska, which argued when Congress got rid of the individual mandate, it rendered the ACA unconstitutional.