STATEMENT ON TEXAS FEDERAL COURT DECISION
ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
President and CEO
American Hospital Association
December 14, 2018
Americaâ€™s hospitals and health systems are extremely disappointed with todayâ€™s federal district court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling puts health coverage at risk for tens of millions of Americans, including those with chronic and pre-existing conditions, while also making it more difficult for hospitals and health systems to provide access to high-quality care.
We strongly disagree with the ruling and urged the court not to accept the plaintiffâ€™s severability argument in an amicus brief filed earlier this year along with other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems. We join others in urging a stay in this decision until a higher court can review it and will continue advocating for protecting patient care and coverage.