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News from Progress Michigan
March 4, 2015
Contact: Hugh Madden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Crusade Against Michigan Families Reaches Supreme Court
King v Burwell could strip Michiganders of health insurance coverage and raise taxes on hard working families
LANSING — Today, the United State Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v Burwell, a case that threatens to strip Michigan families of their privately purchased health insurance. The case seeks to eliminate tax subsidies for residents living in states that use the federal health care exchange set up as part of the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General Bill Schuette joined the case arguing against the subsidies.
“Attorney General Schuette has once again chosen to pursue an ideological agenda rather than represent the interests of the citizens of Michigan,” said Hugh Madden, communications director at Progress Michigan.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 676,026 Michigan citizens will see a tax hike on their health care if the Supreme Court sides with Bill Schuette and the other plaintiffs in the case. The average family would lose $2,890 per year in tax credits, possibly leading some families to lose health insurance.
“The role of Michigan’s Attorney General has historically been to fight for the people of Michigan including consumer protections. Bill Schuette’s position in this case flies in the face of common sense, legal precedence and the tradition of Michigan Attorney General”, continued Madden. “We need an Attorney General who is a voice for us, not a right-wing ideologue who seeks to victimize Michigan families by raising the cost of health care.”