Dec 18, 2019
AARP Statement on Texas v. United States ACA Court Ruling

WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to today’s Texas v. United States ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

“While today’s ruling is disappointing, the important takeaway is that the 5th Circuit’s action today doesn’t immediately harm anyone’s health care benefits. The court’s decision does however leave Americans’ future health benefits in limbo by not resolving this challenge. AARP will continue to fight to protect health care for older Americans in Congress and in the courts.”

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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

For further information: Contact: Greg Phillips, 202-434-2560, gphillips@aarp.org, @AARPMedia