American Medical Association Defends Affordable Care Act

Weighing in to a lawsuit that threatens key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Munger, Tolles & Olson filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American Medical Association and other national specialty medical societies on June 14, 2018 in Texas v. United States.

The brief argued that “the outcome that Plaintiffs seek would do violence to multiple precepts that guide and limit the exercise of the judicial power.”

“Amici know better that anyone that ‘[m]edicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm,” the brief explained. “They respectfully submit that this Court should do the same.”

“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, [this Court] must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.”

The attorney team representing the American Medical Association and other national specialty medical societies include Chad Golder, Teresa Reed Dippo, and Dahlia Mignouna.