Supreme-Court_488124681-2_istock-300x200Via HLS News

In an effort to support the provision of federal subsidies for purchasing health insurance by low-income individuals in all states, the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation spearheaded the filing of an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief requests that the Court affirm a court of appeals decision upholding the nationwide provision of federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act

The 46 non-profit organizations signing onto the brief, including AIDS United, HIV Medicine Association, and National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, serve populations that are deeply affected by the ACA’s expansion of health insurance access, including over two dozen organizations dedicated to addressing the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. The brief highlights the voices of individuals with the most at risk in this Supreme Court case — those who rely on the federal subsidies to access meaningful health care coverage.

“For many low and middle-income individuals and families the subsidies have made it possible for them to access private health insurance for the first time in their lives,”  said Robert Greenwald, clinical professor of law and director of the CHLPI. “This is particularly important as we work to create a health system that focuses on prevention and early intervention health care that both improves health outcomes and reduces costs.”

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Tags: Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Robert Greenwald

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