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June 18, 2021

Florida challenge to ACA rejected by the Supreme Court [The Capitolist]

This post was last updated on September 29, 2021. As new policies are announced, FPI will update this page.

As Florida’s response to COVID-19 takes front and center, concern grows for low-income families who struggle to take precautions against the spread of the virus. Although Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address, at least in part,  the public health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, many barriers continue to keep struggling families from accessing the assistance they need during the pandemic. As Florida initiates policies implementing the Act and addressing other barriers to the safety net, FPI will update this form. When available, hyperlinks are provided to agency documents or statements that provide greater detail  about the new policy.

On March 22, 2020, FPI and 44 other organizations sent a letter to Governor DeSantis, leadership in the Legislature and agency heads to urge action on 47 specific policy changes to reduce unnecessary barriers for Florida’s safety net programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the letter here.

Karen Murphy writes:

"Rejecting a challenge by Florida and 17 other states, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the third time on Thursday, leaving in place the broad provisions of the law enacted by Congress in 2010. The vote was seven-to-two.

The  majority decision threw out the challenge to the law without even considering the merits of the arguments on the grounds that Florida and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus had no standing to bring the challenge to court.

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Florida Policy Institute CEO Sadaf Knight said [emphasis added],  'The opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court will preserve coverage for 23 million Americans by ending the lawsuit brought by Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody and 17 other attorneys general to gut the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.'

'It’s time to end attacks on the ACA. With the lawsuit in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Congress to focus on strengthening the ACA by closing the health care coverage gap for 2.2 million uninsured adults across the country and enacting permanent ACA marketplace reforms to make insurance coverage more affordable.'"

Read more on thecapitolist.com

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