The ALS Association Fights To Protect Health Care Access After Texas Ruling

The ALS Association joined 37 patient groups opposing a decision from a federal court in Texas that declared the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. The Texas v. United States decision is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The ACA will remain in place during the appeals process, including:

• Coverage protections for pre-existing conditions like ALS.
• Essential health benefits, including coverage of prescription drugs, chronic disease. management, rehab and habilitative services, and mental health.
• Coverage through Medicaid in states where the program was expanded.
• 2019 health insurance plans purchased through the marketplace (HealthCare.gov).

The ALS Association unequivocally opposes any effort to eliminate protections for people with ALS and urges Congress and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to safeguard protections for people with chronic diseases like ALS.

One thought on “The ALS Association Fights To Protect Health Care Access After Texas Ruling”

  1. My 36 yr. old nephew has ALS. He lives in Chicago and there is no one who can take care of him. His family was able to get him into a nursing home in July,2018 but it is poorly ran . Does the ALSA know of identified nursing homes in Chicago where he can get the care he needs?

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