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ANA Statement in Response to Federal Court Decision in Texas v. Azar

Shannon McClendon, 301-628-5391

Joan Hurwitz, 301-628-5020

SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply disappointed in the ruling of a federal district court in Texas v. Azar, that found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. This ruling puts at risk access to quality, affordable, and accessible health care for the millions of Americans whose lives have improved due to the coverage expansions and consumer protections under the ACA.  This includes the millions of Americans who have a pre-existing condition and some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including low-income children and families.

ANA joins other organizations in urging a stay in this decision and supports an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. ANA remains steadfast in its commitment to advocating for access to high quality, affordable health care for all. Representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses, ANA has been an outspoken advocate for access to quality, affordable, and accessible health care for all Americans, including people with pre-existing conditions, and defending the ACA’s essential health benefits provisions for individual insurance plans.

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