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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 6 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today led a coalition 17 attorneys general, 45 state and local elected officials to call on the Trump Administration to delay its “public charge” rule while the COVID-19 outbreak and response is ongoing.
Jan 31 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums: one for abortion coverage and another for all other coverage. This unlawful rule would affect more than 200,000 Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 30 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he will file a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums. This unlawful rule would affect thousands of Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 3 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on asking the United States Supreme Court to review the lower court’s decision in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Dec 18 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Nov 7 2019
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Spokane today ruled that the Trump Administration’s so-called “conscience rule” is unlawful, granting summary judgment in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal challenge. The rule would have given health care professionals broad discretion to refuse lawful and medically necessary care to patients for religious or moral reasons, even when the patient’s life is at risk.
Jul 26 2019
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today rejected an attempt by three multi-billion dollar opioid distributors to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit seeking to hold the companies accountable for their role in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Jul 8 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement ahead of Tuesday’s oral argument defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Jun 20 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released statements today on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allows the Trump administration to go forward with implementing changes to the Title X family planning program.
May 28 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s “conscience rule,” which gives health care professionals broad discretion to refuse lawful and medically necessary care to patients for religious or moral reasons, even when the patient’s life is at risk.

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