Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Expedite Texas vs. United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2020
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY
ON SUPREME COURT’S DECISION NOT TO EXPEDITE TEXAS vs. UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON—ACAP Chief Executive Officer Margaret A. Murray today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite consideration of petitions of certiorari from the U.S. House of Representatives and several state attorneys general in the matter of Texas vs. United States.
“By declining to take up this case in an expedited manner, the Supreme Court leaves in place the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the Affordable Care Act. That uncertainty has already spread across the health care system. Plans will postpone investment and innovation in the individual market, dampening competition. Consumers will be left to wonder about the fate of important consumer protections against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions, lifetime coverage caps, and rescissions of coverage.
“We are disappointed in the Court’s decision. Consumers will continue to pay the price for this confusion as the case stagnates, but we remain confident the ACA will withstand this challenge — as it has time and again over the past ten years.”
ACAP represents 66 Safety Net Health Plans, which collectively serve more than 20 million people. ACAP-member Safety Net Health Plans and partners serve their communities through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other public health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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