Iowa Attorney General Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Decision On ACA

Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, has joined a coalition of 20 states and Washington, D.C. in requesting a review of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a petition to review last month’s Texas vs. U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that held the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional and called into question whether the remaining provisions of the ACA could still stand. This includes those that provide coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions. “For the last decade, the Affordable Care Act has become an integral part of our health care system,” Miller said. “The Fifth Circuit’s decision causes uncertainty that may harm the health of millions of Americans, as well as doctors, clinics, patients and the healthcare market” Iowa intervened in the case in February of last year to support the ACA.