In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Women in this country can breathe a huge sigh of relief that they and their families can continue to receive the many benefits of the health care law. It is clear that the federal government and the states must continue the essential work of implementing the law, and it is especially important that the states step up to the plate and provide health care coverage for all of their citizens, including those who are economically vulnerable and sorely need the expanded Medicaid coverage that the law provides.
Check out our latest resource:
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- Amicus Brief: Department of Health and Human Services, et al., v. State of Florida, et al.
- The Health Care Litigation: What Women Could Lose
- Health Care Law Litigation: Glossary of Terms
- VIDEO: Health Care Law: The Legal Challenges and What’s At Risk for Women
- Amicus Brief: Susan Seven-Sky, et al., v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., et al.
- Amicus Brief: State of Florida, et al., v. Department of Health & Human Services, et al.
- Amicus Brief: Commonwealth of VA, Ex. Rel., Cuccinelli, II, v. Sebelius
NWLC Press Statements
- National Women’s Law Center Files Amicus Brief In Affordable Care Act Case Before The Supreme Court (January 13, 2012)
- National Women’s Law Center Responds to Supreme Court Announcement on Affordable Care Act (November 14, 2011)
- NWLC Responds To D.C. Circuit Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act (November 8, 2011)
- 11th Circuit Decision on the Affordable Care Act is Legally Incorrect and Harmful to Women and Families, says NWLC (August 12, 2011)
- Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments Challenging New Health Law (May 11, 2011)
From Our Blog
- Sick People: No Invitation to the Party (June 12, 2012)
- Day Three at the Supreme Court: A High Stakes Fight on Severability and Medicaid (March 28, 2010)
- The Supreme Court Questions the Individual Responsibility Provision (March 28, 2012)
- Today at the Court: The Justices Consider the Individual Responsibility Provision (March 27, 2012)
- Decide Now, or Come Back and Do this All Again in a Few Years? (March 26, 2012)
- The Affordable Care Act Goes to the Supreme Court (March 26, 2012)
- Health Care Fight Puts Women’s Health and Women’s Rights in Jeopardy (January 13, 2012)
- Will the Supreme Court Hold State Governments’ Right to Choose Trumps Poor Women (January 13, 2012)
- States File Brief with Supreme Court Challenging Medicaid Expansion (January 11, 2012)
- An Unlikely Source Affirms the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform (November 9, 2011)
- Florida v. HHS – Not the Final Word on the Affordable Care Act and the Constitution (August 18, 2011)
- Why Women Need the Health Care Law (June 8, 2011)
- The ACA Goes to Court (May 11, 2011)
- Defending Women’s Health in the Courts (April 9, 2011)
- The Health Care Litigation: What Women Could Lose (March 9, 2011)
- What’s at Stake for Women in the Health Care Cases (February 28, 2011)