California fought for Obamacare and won - What’s at stake?

By Anna B. Ibarra, @ab_ibarraNovember 10, 2020 | Updated June 17, 2021 |

California has wholeheartedly embraced the Affordable Care Act — it advertises it, it invests in it, it protects it.

It even went to court for it. And won.

Today, in a 7-2 decision in California et al. v. Texas, the Supreme Court voted to reject the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Meaning Obamacare stays.

“Now, 20+ million Americans can keep their healthcare coverage. And those with pre-existing conditions can take a deep sigh of relief,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a tweet following the Supreme Court’s decision. 

While not all states embraced the law, California implemented it fully — and built on it. The Golden State had the most at stake. 

Here’s what you need to know about California’s gains through the Affordable Care Act. 

Ana B. Ibarra is a Sacramento-based health reporter. She joined CalMatters in 2020 after four years at Kaiser Health News, where she covered California health care and policy. Elk Grove News is a media partner of CalMatters. 

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