U.S. Supreme Court California v. Texas Decision on the ACA

baby's first steps The recent news of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v. Texas led to a great deal of reactions to the rulings.

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the majority that the plaintiffs have no standing or legal right to sue the individual mandate of the ACA. In the 7-2 ruling, the Court states there is no traceable past or future injury to show that the mandate is unconstitutional.

Read the full decision (PDF).

CareFirst issued the following statement: "CareFirst is pleased that the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act remain in effect and will continue to promote access to affordable health insurance for the individuals we serve and all Americans," said Brian D. Pieninck, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

"CareFirst looks forward to continuing our work with federal and state policymakers to maintain and improve access to healthcare throughout our region."

This statement was shared among healthcare leaders' reactions in "Health Leaders Media."

Read the article to view the responses of fellow industry experts.