posted by AHIP
on July 9, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 9, 2019 – Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued this statement following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hearing on TX v. United States of America case, regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act:
“Every American deserves affordable, comprehensive coverage that allows them and their family to get the care they need. Unfortunately, the lower court ruling puts this commitment in jeopardy for hundreds of millions of Americans.
“That ruling is misguided and wrong, and if permitted to stand, it would result in massive disruption to all Americans with health coverage today. That includes people with preexisting conditions, those who receive coverage through their employer, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollees, as well as those who buy their own coverage.
“We will continue to engage on this case through the appeals process.”
AHIP’s full amicus brief submitted to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit can be found here: https://www.ahip.org/tx-v-us-amicus-brief/