U.S. Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2021

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Alex Rossman
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U.S. Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act

ACA and Healthy Michigan Plan continue to improve health and well-being

LANSING—The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to leave the Affordable Care Act intact. It can be attributed to League Policy Analyst Amber Bellazaire.

“The United States Supreme Court ruled today that the Republican plaintiffs opposing the Affordable Care Act in the Health Care Repeal lawsuit failed to prove standing. This decision, which preserves the ACA, will have far-reaching benefits for the country and our state.

“The Affordable Care Act has played a major role in improving the health and well-being of our country and state. In Michigan in particular, the ACA and the related Healthy Michigan Plan have had a tremendous, positive impact on our state and its residents in improved personal health, expanded health coverage, increased healthcare-related jobs, and reduced costs to hospitals and the state.

“So many people rely on the ACA’s benefits and protections. And those people, including the 900,000-plus residents who have depended on the Healthy Michigan Plan for affordable healthcare during the pandemic and our own family, friends, coworkers and neighbors, can breathe a sigh of relief as the court chose to dismiss the politically motivated legal challenge to eliminate this life-changing and life-saving law. And federal and state officials, including President Joe Biden, members of Congress and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, can get back to looking at ways to expand and improve the ACA and the Healthy Michigan Plan instead of scrambling to deal with its demise.”

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The Michigan League for Public Policy, www.mlpp.org, is a nonprofit policy institute focused on opportunity for all. Its mission is to advance economic security, racial equity, health and well-being for all people in Michigan through policy change. It is the only state-level organization that addresses poverty in a comprehensive way.

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