The Center for Medicare Advocacy strongly opposes the meritless lawsuit being argued today at the Supreme Court, in which several states, with the support of the current Administration, seek a full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.
Striking down the ACA would be devastating for Medicare and the older adults and people with disabilities who rely on it. The ACA is ingrained in Medicare, as it is for the entire U.S. health care system. Losing the ACA would jeopardize critical protections for Medicare beneficiaries, including savings on prescriptions drugs, free life-saving preventive services, and protection from discrimination in health care based on age, disability, race, national origin, and gender. It would also harm the Medicare program by damaging its financial stability, putting the promise of Medicare for future beneficiaries in danger.
The Supreme Court should reject this blatant attempt at repeal via the courts when legislative repeal has failed. The American people have made it clear that the ACA should and must remain the law of the land.
Read the joint amicus brief we submitted with AARP and Justice in Aging.