Amicus Brief

The AHA weighs in on a number of issues of importance to hospitals and health systems, as well as the patients they care for, as they come before the court. Below are our most recent friend-of-the-court briefs.

Jul 2, 2020
The AHA, California Hospital Association, and Washington State Hospital Association today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse a district court decision in a lawsuit brought by data analysis company Integra Med Analytics that “gives private plaintiffs broad license to file…
May 29, 2020
The 5th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the case at the motion to dismiss stage.  The decision reinforces that attempting to make a case using statistics is not sufficient, details of alleged false claims are always required.   
May 13, 2020
This brief1 is filed on behalf of 36 state hospital associations,2 which represent over 5,000 hospitals and health systems that treat tens of millions of patients every year and currently stand on the frontlines of a global pandemic. Amici and their members (hereafter “amici”) share an interest in…
May 13, 2020
The AHA, joined by America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Federation of American Hospitals today urged the Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
Apr 13, 2020
The AHA, joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Federation of American Hospitals, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Hospital Association, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that gives whistleblowers “…
Feb 28, 2020
US Chamber of Commerce files amicus brief supporting legal challenge to rule requiring disclosure of negotiated charges (Feb. 28. 2020).
Jan 23, 2020
The AHA and five other national hospital groups today filed a friend-of-the court brief (LINK) urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to affirm a district court decision blocking the Department of Homeland Security’s public charge rule from taking effect while legal challenges to the…
Jan 16, 2020
Thirty-three state hospital associations late yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review this term an appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional. 
Oct 23, 2019
Motion of Amici Curiae American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Federation of American Hospitals, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Hospital Association to file an amicus brief in support of petitioners.