The United States Supreme Court this morning rejected the third major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, holding in a 7-2 decision that the challengers did not have “standing,” or the legal right to challenge the portions of the ACA they alleged were unconstitutional. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the Court’s opinion. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
In a statement shared with the media today, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said, “The more than 30 million Americans who secured health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can again breathe a sigh of relief. But our work is far from over. We need to redouble our efforts to close coverage gaps and make care affordable and accessible for everyone, all while continuing to fight COVID-19 and encouraging more Americans to get vaccinated. The AHA is eager to partner with Congress and the Biden administration to make sure all Americans can achieve their highest potential for health.” AHA members this morning received a Special Bulletin with more details.
For more analysis on the Supreme Court decision, read a new blog from AHA outside counsel Sean Marotta, a partner at Hogan Lovells, who authored AHA’s friend-of-the-court brief in this case.