AHA Statement on Texas Federal Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act

STATEMENT ON TEXAS FEDERAL COURT DECISION

 ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

 

Rick Pollack
President and CEO
American Hospital Association

 

December 14, 2018

 

America’s hospitals and health systems are extremely disappointed with today’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 plaintiff’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.  

 

 

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Contact:         

Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351 mjohnson@aha.org

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