posted by AHIP
on March 25, 2019
The Department of Justice, in a short letter filed this evening with the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, indicated that it supports the decision of Judge O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas invalidating the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. This is a significant reversal of the Government’s position in the district court in which the DOJ previously defended all of the ACA other than the individual mandate, guaranteed issue, community rating, and pre-existing condition provisions.
Matt Eyles, President and CEO of AHIP, released the following statement this evening:
“We said before that the district court’s decision was misguided and wrong. So, too, is the government’s reversal to now support it.
“This harmful position puts coverage at risk for more than 100 million Americans that rely on it. We will continue to engage on this issue as it continues through the appeals process so we can support and strengthen affordable coverage for every American.”
Please see AHIP’s previous statement on the original decision here: