Affordable Care Act: Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act.
The Arthritis Foundation will continue to monitor this issue. The Foundation will also continue to work on implementation of the law and will seek opportunities to improve it. Read the Arthritis Foundation's comment praising the Supreme Court ruling.
The Arthritis Foundation Supports Affordable Care Act
The Arthritis Foundation has consistently supported the efforts of Congress to enact meaningful health care reform to address the health care needs of the 50 million men, women and children with arthritis. In 2010, it established a set of health care reform principles that it delivered to Congress. Those principles stated that the Foundation supports legislation that:
- Prohibits discrimination based on health status.
- Eliminates lifetime caps on coverage and limits out-of-pocket expenses.
- Provides coverage of dependents up to 26 years of age.
- Establishes a loan repayment program for sub-specialists, such as pediatric rheumatologists
- Improves access to evidence-based programs.
Additional Information on the Arthritis Foundation and Affordable Care Act
- For more information on the Arthritis Foundation's health care principles, visit http://www.arthritis.org/hc-reform-statement.php
- Advocate education about impact of Affordable Care Act: http://www.arthritis.org/reform-questions-answers.php
- Arthritis Foundation and other Voluntary Health Associations’ statements regarding the Supreme Court Ruling:
- Arthritis Foundation and other Voluntary Health Associations’ statement urging the Supreme Court to uphold Affordable Care Act: http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/NHC_Files/Pdf_Files/ACA_statement.pdf
- Statement supporting health care reform: http://www.arthritis.org/hcr-national-priority.php