Statement of Commissioner Lara on the Supreme Court’s Protection of the Affordable Care Act
News: 2021 Press Release
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act:
“The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Californians to gain quality, affordable health care, which has been critical during a global pandemic that we haven’t seen in a more than a century. Today’s decisive action by the U.S. Supreme Court – with California leading the charge to defend this landmark act – protects the law’s future and allows us to continue our work expanding access to health care for all Californians.”
Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at www.insurance.ca.gov via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.