posted by AHIP
on June 17, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Matt Eyles, president and CEO of AHIP, issued this statement as the Supreme Court determined that the Texas-led states and individual plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v Texas:
Every American deserves affordable coverage and high-quality care. This has been – and always will be – our commitment.
We believe the Supreme Court rightly concluded this case does not belong in court, as the challengers have not suffered any injury. The ACA remains the law of the land and a foundational component of health care and coverage for more than 300 million Americans. After a year filled with unprecedented loss when reliable comprehensive health coverage has never been more important, this decision protects the stability of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, hardworking families, seniors, and other Americans who need it most. With more than one million more people having already signed up for coverage during this special enrollment period and millions more receiving their care through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, it is clear that Americans agree we should continue to build on the ACA to improve coverage and care for everyone.
Health insurance providers remain committed to serving all of their members, and to strengthening affordability, access and choices for every American.
AHIP is the national association whose members provide health care coverage, services, and solutions to hundreds of millions of Americans every day. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that make health care better and coverage more affordable and accessible for everyone. Visit www.ahip.org to learn how working together, we are Guiding Greater Health.