Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Good News for Patients
Landover, MD (June 25, 2015) - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. The 6-3 ruling stopped a challenge that would have eliminated subsidies in at least 34 states for individuals and families buying insurance through the federal government’s online marketplace.
"This decision further assures ongoing access to healthcare for asthma and allergy patients," said Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, President and CEO of AAFA. "We look forward to working with the Congress and the Administration in order to help families find quality, affordable health care coverage for their children and assure care and treatment for chronic and life threatening conditions such as asthma and allergies."
The ACA helps make health care more affordable, accessible and of a higher quality. This includes previously uninsured Americans, and Americans who had insurance that didn’t provide them adequate coverage and security. The ACA also assures that people with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged higher premiums. The law also created a new "Patient’s Bill of Rights" that gives people flexibility to make informed choices about their health.
About the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Founded in 1953 and celebrating over 60 years of service, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and research. AAFA provides practical information, community-based services, support and referrals through a national network of chapters and educational support groups. AAFA also sponsors research toward better treatments and a cure for asthma and allergic diseases. For more information about AAFA, visit www.aafa.org and www.kidswithfoodallergies.org.