Changes to the healthcare market nationwide could manifest if these 5 lawsuits make it to the highest court in the nation. According to news reports, there are several significant pieces of healthcare legislation that could result from multiple major healthcare cases going through the federal courts. The consequential healthcare cases include:
- Texas vs Alex Azar – Re: ACA is unlawful and the Court should enjoin its operation. Therefore, Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief against the United States of America, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, in his official capacity as Secretary of Health and Human Services, United
States Internal Revenue Service, and David J. Kautter, in his official capacity as Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue, regarding Defendants’ actions implementing and enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- Stewart vs. Alex Azar – The lawsuit brought by a group of Medicaid enrollees challenging the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s approval of the Kentucky HEALTH Section 1115 waiver program, which includes a work requirement, premiums, coverage lockouts, and other provisions that the state estimated would lead 95,000 people to lose coverage.
- New York Vs Pedro Acosta – This lawsuit challenges a U.S. Department of Labor final rule that upends a
decades-old understanding of a foundational employee benefits law for the purpose of exempting a significant portion of the health insurance market from the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections. The rule increases the risk of fraud and harm to consumers, requires States to redirect significant enforcement resources to curb those risks, and jeopardizes state efforts to protect their residents through stronger regulation. The rule is unlawful and should be vacated.
- West Alabama Women’s Center vs. Miller – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of two abortion providers challenging a 2016 Alabama law barring healthcare providers from using a surgical technique called dilation and evacuation, and a regulation requiring that doctors either have staff privileges at a local hospital or a written agreement with a local physician who has such privileges or, if they are unable to comply with the staff privileges/covering physician requirement, to give patients a copy of their medical record before they leave the facility.
- Columbus vs Trump – A coalition of cities and individuals across America, represented by Democracy Forward, filed suit against President Trump and his Administration for intentionally and unconstitutionally sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and increasing the cost of health coverage for American families. The President’s actions to undermine the ACA are not just detrimental to American families, they are a violation of the Constitution he swore to uphold.