NHeLP on Federal Judge’s Action in California v. Trump

NHeLP on Federal Judge’s Action in California v. Trump

Calif. AG and Other State AGs Continue Vital Legal Action to Force Trump to Uphold Health Care Law

Washington – A California federal judge’s decision not to force the Trump administration to make cost-sharing reduction payments as required by the Affordable Care Act, does not end this vital litigation, the National Health Law Program said.

“The judge’s ruling does not bring this compelling ligation to an end,” NHeLP Legal Director Jane Perkins said. “The judge made clear that the ACA is the law of the land. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the 18 other attorneys general will continue to press this important litigation, and NHeLP will continue to support that legal action.”

NHeLP Senior Attorney Abigail Cousolle, said that even with the efforts by California to protect health care consumers from the Trump administration’s action to end the cost-sharing reduction payments, patients will still be harmed and likely lose coverage and that consumers in many other states where no action is taken will suffer even more.

“Judge Chhabria took no action to end the ligation and recognized the vital importance of upholding the law of the land,” Coursolle said. “We are confident that the California attorney general the attorneys general from the other states are going to be able to prove to the federal court the immediate harm that ending the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction payments will cause for patients and those seeking health care coverage.”

Read the “friend of the court” brief in this case, California v. Trump, that NheLP filed on behalf of Families USA, NHeLP and 29 other health care and advocacy groups.

Contact NHeLP’s Communications Director Jeremy Leaming at leaming@healthlaw.org for additional comment from Perkins or Coursolle on California v. Trump.

NHeLP, founded in 1969, advocates for the rights of low-income and underserved people to access quality health care.

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