June 14, 2018
Health insurance providers are among the entities most directly and extensively regulated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (“ACA”). AHIP has participated as amicus curiae in other cases to explain the practical operation and impacts of the ACA. See, e.g., King v. Burwell, No. 14-114 (U.S. Jul. 22, 2014); National Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, Nos. 11-393, 11-398, 11-400 (U.S. Aug. 12, 2011). Likewise here, AHIP seeks to provide the Court with its deep expertise and experience regarding the operation of health insurance markets, the changes made by the ACA, the objectives those changes advance, and the consequences to health insurance providers and consumers of enjoining the ACA. AHIP’s perspective will provide the Court with a more comprehensive understanding of the serious and irreparable practical consequences of granting either a preliminary injunction or declaratory judgment in this case.