Attorney General Aaron M. Frey joined five other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court supporting a coalition of states defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against efforts by the Trump Administration and a group of states led by Texas to repeal the entire act. In California et al. v. Texas, et al., the Supreme Court agreed to review a recent Fifth Circuit decision that held the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional and called into question whether the rest of the ACA should be held invalid.
“Repealing the ACA would cause enormous disruptions to Maine’s health care system, resulting in deprivation of necessary access when viewed in the context of the present public health crisis and economic downturn caused by COVID-19,”
Before passage of the ACA, almost 50,000 Americans – more than 17% of the population lacked health insurance. Health insurance reforms under the ACA have resulted in millions of people accessing coverage for the first time in their lives. In Maine. from 2010 to 2018, the rate of uninsured people dropped from eleven to eight percent.
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