Axis Community Health: Texas Court ACA Ruling Changes Nothing for Today

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:00 am

Axis Community Health: Texas Court ACA Ruling Changes Nothing for Today

Last Friday a Texas District Court issued an order declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. While the Texas court’s decision will be subject to appeals and much more litigation, it has already prompted responses and some confusion. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has vowed to appeal the ruling, calling it “an assault on 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions, on the 20 million Americans who rely on the ACA for health care, and on America’s faithful progress toward affordable health care for all Americans.” The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that the ACA remains intact, pending appeal.

Axis Community Health, a non-profit provider of health services for 14,000 Tri-Valley low-income families, is concerned about the confusion this ruling may cause for consumers. “Since the ACA began in 2010, we have been able to provide care to those who had been shut out of the system, improving the lives of thousands of Tri-Valley residents at an overall healthcare cost-savings which is realized when people receive ongoing preventive and primary care,” says Sue Compton, Axis CEO. “Our immediate concern is that people recognize that this ruling changes nothing right now, and that current health care plans, including Medi-Cal coverage, remain in place and enrollment in Covered CA is ongoing.” Axis is also the Tri-Valley’s Certified Enrollment Center for health plans on the Covered California exchange.


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