WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision to reject a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which remains the law of the land and will continue to provide affordable health coverage for millions of Americans.
“Today’s decision is a huge victory for the millions of Americans—including tens of thousands of District residents — who depend on it for life-saving, affordable health coverage,” said AG Racine. “Especially during an uncertain pandemic, the ACA has given certainty to so many that they can get quality, affordable health coverage when they most need it. Affordable health coverage shouldn’t be a partisan issue. And the Court’s decision makes clear that the law is here to stay. It’s time to stop the legal challenges, which have been soundly rejected, and protect and expand access to health care for children with disabilities, seniors in nursing homes, and Americans with preexisting conditions.”
In today’s ruling in California v. Texas, the Supreme Court concluded the plaintiffs in this case did not have standing to challenge the ACA. This favorable ruling means the patient protections, affordability measures, coverage expansions, and market reforms that millions of Americans rely on will remain in place. AG Racine joined with a coalition of 20 other states to defend the ACA, which is the backbone of the American health care system.
A copy of the Supreme Court’s decision is available here.