Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Affordable Care Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2021
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY ON SCOTUS RULING UPHOLDING AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
WASHINGTON—Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) released the following statement on the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in California v. Texas, a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in its entirety:
“The Affordable Care Act has been subjected to more than 60 repeal votes in the House of Representatives, a 16-day government shutdown, and three Supreme Court cases. Nevertheless, it has persisted—with the help of a thumbs-down from Senator McCain.
“This ruling is a victory for all Americans, particularly the millions of consumers who rely on the ACA for access to health care coverage and were in danger of losing that coverage in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis.
“In ten years, the ACA has been subjected to constant threats. Consumers have too long paid the price for the uncertainty these attacks bring about.
“Enough is enough. It’s time to stop attacking our health care system and time instead to repair, reform, and reinforce it so every American has access to quality, affordable, comprehensive coverage.”
ACAP represents 78 health plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 20 million people. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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