Marketplace interviewed L.A. Care CEO John Baackes in its podcast, "Why some health insurers are not eager to see the ACA go away". The podcast talks about the Justice Department's statement that it will not defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a lawsuit.
As some Republican-led states are suing to strike down the entire law, Marketplace asked some insurers why they haven't dropped out of the ACA market and why defending the law is important.
About L.A. Care Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.