MAHP suggests public take no action after federal court ruling that Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional

December 17, 2018

MAHP suggests public take no action after federal court ruling that Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional

Michigan plans taking no action pending further court rulings

 

The following can be attributed to Dominick Pallone, executive director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans:

 

The Affordable Care Act needs improvements that Congress and state officials can easily address, and MAHP has offered input into those. What cannot be disputed is that Michigan’s uninsured rate has dropped from 11 percent to a nearly nation-leading six percent, and nearly one million people in our state directly benefit from increased access to health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. 

 

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision that the ACA is unconstitutional raises concerns among health insurers

and those who have health insurance.  However, legal experts note his ruling did not impose any immediate stay on

the ACA, and appeals and additional rulings from higher courts are likely.

With that in mind, MAHP urges members of the public to continue to participate with their selected health plans until a

final disposition of this case is determined.

 

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The Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) is an industry voice for 13 health care plans, covering over 3.1 million Michigan residents, and over 50 businesses affiliated with the health care industry. MAHP facilitates communication among members, government, and the industry regarding health care issues of common concern. The mission of the Michigan Association of Health Plans is to provide leadership for the promotion and advocacy of high quality, affordable, accessible health care for the citizens of Michigan.