Regarding The Recent Ruling Invalidating the ACA
We are, of course, dismayed that one federal judge in Texas has ruled to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act, but we will immediately begin looking at what actions we might take and/or recommend to the PACG membership in order to help fight this ruling, to support the ACA, and to continue to work for quality, accessible, affordable health care for all Americans.
In the meantime, please remember that the ACA is still the law of the land.
There will be a long process of legal appeals, probably ending up in the Supreme Court. The five judges who voted to uphold the law when it was first challenged are still on the court. The ACA continues to gather increasing public support even as major benefits of the law have been challenged or eliminated by the present administration. We hope that support, including from grassroots Americans, will help elect a new congress and president in 2020 that will uphold, strengthen, and expand the provisions of the ACA.
So don’t panic. The ACA is still in effect for the foreseeable future, and we will be bringing forward some actions we can take to fend off this latest effort to repeal it.