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U.S. Supreme Court Majority Appears Inclined to Maintain the ACA

Supporters say eliminating mandate penalty shouldn’t doom entire law

The Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The ACA has become an integral part of the nation’s health care system, expanding access to affordable quality health care, guaranteeing coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions, limiting the “age tax” (how much more insurers can charge older people), lowering Medicare prescription drug costs, protecting the ability of seniors to live independently, and allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ coverage. Data shows that Americans age 50 to 64 who get health care coverage in the private insurance market, as well as millions of Medicare beneficiaries, have benefitted significantly from the ACA.

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ACA Insights

ACA Court Ruling Will Not Immediately Affect Coverage

Individual mandate ruled unconstitutional but rest of the lawsuit sent back to lower court

ACA Requires Coverage for Preexisting Conditions

Without the protection, four out of 10 adults ages 50 to 64 could be denied health coverage

How to Sign Up for ACA Health Insurance in California

A guide to when, where and how to sign up for health insurance through Covered California


Federal Subsidies Critical for the Low-Income Population

Otherwise older adults with high medical expenses and chronic conditions would be unable to afford care

President Moves to Weaken Health Care Law

Two new decisions would lead to higher health costs for older and sicker Americans

Short-term Plans Discriminate Against the Old and Sick

Congress should reject skimpy policies that could undermine coverage for many older Americans

Medicare Vouchers Would Impede Access to Care

The proposed system would reduce – not increase – options for beneficiaries

In the Courts