Health Care

RELEASE: King: Victory For The Affordable Care Act

SUPREME COURT PLAZA, Washington, DC – On news this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell, upholding a key function of the Affordable Care Act, Constitutional Accountability Center issued the following reaction:

CAC President Doug Kendall said, “Today, Chief Justice John Roberts chose to uphold the rule of law and the ACA against an openly partisan attack. It is a great day for millions of Americans already relying on the ACA for affordable insurance; for the Court as an institution; and for the Chief Justice’s stature as he completes his tenth Term on the Court.”

CAC Senior Counsel Simon Lazarus added, “The Court recognized that it must consider the full text, context, structure, and purpose of the ACA, and that these sources all pointed to these subsidies being available on HealthCare.gov.”

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Resources:

In King, CAC represented Senate Democratic Leader Reid, House Democratic Leader Pelosi, key former committee chairs in Congress, and more than 100 state legislators in office when the Affordable Care Act was passed: https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/king-v-burwell-u-s-sup-ct/

CAC experts on King include Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra and Appellate Counsel Brianne Gorod.

CAC’s project evaluating the first ten Terms of Chief Justice John Roberts, “Roberts at 10” https://www.theusconstitution.org/series/roberts-at-10/

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Constitutional Accountability Center (www.theusconstitution.org) is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history.

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