17 Patient Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Health Care Law

Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act in the case of California v. Texas (previously Texas v. United States)The case is on appeal from lower court decisions invalidating (in whole or in part) the ACA. The twenty advocacy groups that signed onto the amicus brief describe the devastating impact that patients would face if the ACA is struck down.

The groups on the brief include the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and its division, the American Stroke Association, American Lung Association, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Hemophilia Federation of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, National Hemophilia Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Organization for Rare Disorders, National Patient Advocate Foundation, and the Kennedy Forum.

Read the groups’ joint statement

View the full brief

Source: Hemophilia Federation of America