ANA Rallies at U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Affordable Care Act

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A group representing the American Nurses Association (ANA) converged on Washington, D.C. on March 26, the first of three days of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in support of full implementation of the law. The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of a provision that requires nearly all Americans to carry health insurance (minimum coverage provision), and several other aspects of the law and Congress’ authority. ANA filed an amicus brief (friend of the court) to the Supreme Court supporting the minimum coverage provision, saying it’s essential to the ACA’s goal to make health insurance universally available and affordable.

Taking a break from rallying outside the U.S. Supreme Court, ANA CEO Marla Weston participated in several national radio talk show interviews to discuss the benefits the Affordable Care Act provides for patients and registered nurses.