CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a coalition of 18 other states to include more affordable healthcare options for the benefit of more people.
Morrisey joined with attorneys general from the 18 other states in an attempt to expand healthcare options for states and consumers and benefit more individuals and families, including those with pre-existing conditions.
Morrisey said it is time for action.
"Even some of Obamacare’s staunchest supporters recognize its epic failure to bring down the cost of health care, including in West Virginia, where premiums have skyrocketed by more than 225 percent since 2013," Morrisey said in a statement. "Our lawsuit seeks to protect thousands of working-class West Virginians—with and without pre-existing conditions—who are suffering financial hardships because of Obamacare since, without action, household budgets cannot continue to sustain such pressure."
Morrisey said Obamacare loyalists stick their head in the sand, ignore its skyrocketing premiums and hope that by repeating the same lie long enough, the general public will fall in line with Washington controlling yet another aspect of its life.
"Don’t fall for the left’s con job," Morrisey said. "Our detractors use nakedly partisan attacks to hide their embrace of skyrocketing premiums for those who can least afford it while forcing those same taxpayers to foot the bill for luxury health care coverage for members of Congress and their staff – insurance far superior to that of typical West Virginians."
Morrisey said the coalition wants to save private, affordable health insurance, and Obamacare makes that impossible.
"We must do something because if we do nothing our system will collapse and open the door to a socialist platform that doubles your taxes and eliminates private health plans," Morrisey said. "Working-class West Virginians deserve much better, and, yes, that includes those with pre-existing health conditions. Everyone should have access to affordable health insurance."
Morrisey said it’s time for people to stop spewing scare tactics and focus on a solution.
"I stand ready to work with state legislators to fix a number of West Virginia’s health care problems," Morrisey said.