If the Texas vs. United States lawsuit overturns the Affordable Care Act, the veterans who become completely uninsured as a result will outnumber the entire U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined.
In this July 10, 2019 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Frederick Isasi, Executive Director at Families USA, discusses the disastrous effects on families across this nation if federal judges choose to strike down the Affordable Care Act in the Texas v. United States lawsuit.
On July 9, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments in the case Texas v. United States. This case threatens access to health care and financial security for millions of Americans. In December 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a dangerous ruling that would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), including provisions that:
In Texas v. United States, 18 states are asking unelected federal judges to repeal the ACA, the most significant domestic policy legislation enacted by Congress in generations. If this suit succeeds, millions of families in America will lose health coverage and affordable access to essential health care.
Allowing Discrimination!?: Trump Administration Proposes to Undo ACA's Nondiscrimination Protections
This webinar covers the new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would weaken the Affordable Care Act’s prohibitions against discrimination in health care and erase protections against discrimination based on gender identity or sex.
The proposal specifically threatens access to care for certain population groups, but it additionally weakens nondiscrimination protections that apply to:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new rule to severely weaken the Affordable Care Act’s prohibitions against discrimination in health care, and to erase references to protections against discrimination by health care programs on the basis of gender identity or sex stereotype in regulations. These protections are provided under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and its regulations.
Families USA led 45 national organizations in the attached letter urging the Senate to swiftly take up recently House-passed proposals in H.R. 986 and H.R. 987 that improve health care coverage and access and undo administrative sabotage.
Families USA files amicus in Columbus et al. v. Trump (“Take Care”) case
A coalition of cities (Columbus, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Philadelphia) and two individuals filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administrations' many rules and administrative actions that sabotage the Affordable Care Act. The suit alleges that President Trump’s actions violate the President’s constitutional duty to “take care that the laws [of the United States] be faithfully executed.”
On April 18, 2019, the Trump Administration finalized the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020 (NBPP). This rule will govern health insurance marketplaces and set the framework for insurance companies to propose plans and premium rates for 2020. Consumer advocates achieved several important victories in the final 2020 NBPP. Contrarily, the final rule also establishes harmful changes that will decrease access to high-quality, affordable coverage and care for families across the country.
Families USA submitted the attached letter to U.S. House of Representatives Leadership in support of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.