New Website Feature Provides Information on Health Care Reform Lawsuits

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On December 27, 2019, Aimed Alliance launched a new section on its website that features case summaries of lawsuits that pertain to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related health care reform topics. These summaries include historical information about each lawsuit, descriptions of major court decisions, links to those decisions, and a brief analysis of how each lawsuit could affect consumers. This information will be continuously updated as each case progresses through the judicial system.

Included in this new section is:

  • Texas v. Azar, which is a case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act after the individual mandate’s penalty was reduced to $0;
  • Franciscan Alliance v. Azar, which is a case challenging the implementing regulation for Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which defined discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy;
  • State of New York v. U.S. Department of Labor, which is a case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulation that expanded the ability of unrelated employers to offer association health plans;
  • Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. U.S. Department of Treasury, which is a case challenging a tri-agency regulation that expanded the availability of short-term limited-duration health plans; and
  • Several cases challenging the implementation of work requirements in state Medicaid programs.

You can access the landing page for this information here: https://aimedalliance.org/lawsuits/

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