Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on Supreme Court’s Decision to Take Up Texas vs. United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2020
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY
ON SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO TAKE UP 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 to hear the matter of Texas vs. United States in the next term:
“We’re pleased by the Court’s decision to hear this case in the next term. After watching this case ricochet between District Court and the Court of Appeals, we’re glad that the buck stops at the Supreme Court.”
“This lawsuit has cast a pall of uncertainty over the future of the individual insurance market. This uncertainty has hindered competition as health plans have waited out substantial uncertainty: legal uncertainty as this and other cases have made their way through the system, political uncertainty as Congress has mounted innumerable failed efforts to repeal the ACA, and substantial policy and regulatory uncertainty from this Administration as they have repeatedly rewritten the business rules for Marketplace plans—sometimes in the middle of the year and in what appears to be an arbitrary manner.
“The Court will also have the final word on the Medicaid expansion, which has brought health coverage to more than 16 million people thanks to the ACA—and which this lawsuit threatens to roll back.
“We look forward to the Supreme Court bringing resolution to this matter.”
ACAP represents 74 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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