The Washington State Hospital Association is celebrating the United States Supreme Court’s rejection today of the third major challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The court’s 7-2 decision in California v. Texas rejects a challenge to the law and holds that the challengers do not have the legal right to challenge the portions of the ACA they alleged were unconstitutional.
“We hope this decision puts to rest challenges against the Affordable Care Act,” said Cassie Sauer, WSHA CEO. “Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians have benefited from this law, ensuring access to timely, high quality health care. It’s an excellent law, and we are delighted it will stay in place.”
WSHA coordinated work in April 2019 with 25 other state hospital associations to file an amicus brief in this case supporting the ACA. In partnership with the American Hospital Association, WSHA continues to strongly support the ACA and ongoing work essential to ensuring that 30 million people across the country – and more than 700,000 in Washington State – continue to have access to health care.