Mass. AG said she'd sue feds to protect state exchange

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey told Boston Business Journal she was dedicated to protecting the Commonwealth's health insurance marketplace in the face of GOP intent to repeal the ACA.

Massachusetts' marketplace would remain intact even if the ACA is rescinded. However, Massachusetts could receive less federal funding to help subsidize residents' insurance costs. This would place the onus on insurers to help subsidize consumers' expenses without guarantee of reimbursement.

"It would have destabilizing effects," Ms. Healey said.

Ms. Healey said that she is prepared to take unsavory measures to protect residents' access to healthcare, including filing suit against the federal government.

"I don't get up every morning waiting and hoping to sue the federal government," Ms. Healey told Boston Business Journal. "I don't. But I think you need to be prepared to use any tools we have at our disposal to protect the interests of the state, to protect what we have."

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