June 21, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is the third time that the Supreme Court has upheld the law which provides health insurance for millions of Americans.
Justice Breyer, writing for the majority, said that the plaintiffs did not have standing in the case since they could not demonstrate they had been harmed by the law.
“Today is a great day,” said Alliance Secretary-Treasurer Joe Peters, Jr. “Millions of Americans will be able to keep their health insurance and Americans with pre-existing health conditions will not be denied or charged more for their coverage. The ACA closed the prescription drug doughnut hole and provides free wellness checks and health screenings for all Medicare beneficiaries.”