Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a legal challenge supported by the Trump administration that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the Court decides to overturn the ACA, that decision will impose significant negative impacts on the health care system generally and impose undue harm on National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) members and those living with and at risk of breast cancer.
A decision to overturn the ACA endangers vital protections for breast cancer patients’ access to care. NBCC opposes such a move and will join efforts to maintain the ACA’s integrity and protections.
Ensuring access to quality evidence-based health care has been a top priority for the National Breast Cancer Coalition since its inception. It is an essential component of NBCC’s mission to end breast cancer. The ACA provides breast cancer patients, survivors, and others, vital protections from many of the U.S. health care system’s past practices, including restrictions for individuals with pre-existing conditions. As a result of NBCC’s advocacy, the ACA also requires consumer representation on any committees, boards, panels, or commissions formed under the law.
NBCC’s network of breast cancer advocates across the country will continue to defend the Affordable Care Act and maintain NBCC’s commitment to high-quality care for all.