The Center for Public Representation is extremely concerned by today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. US that puts the healthcare of tens of millions of people at risk. The Court ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional and sent it back in the hands of the district court judge – who has already once struck down the entire ACA as unconstitutional – to decide whether to invalidate the entire law.
While the ACA remains the law of the land, its future is uncertain. Earlier this year, a coalition of disability organizations, including CPR, filed an amicus brief explaining the importance of the ACA for people with disabilities. We will continue our efforts to protect the ACA and remain committed to defending and advancing access to healthcare for people with disabilities. Read our full statement on the decision here and for the latest updates on the case, please visit us here.