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ANA Pleased with Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased with the 7-2 ruling of the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision to preserve the ACA and its protections for preexisting conditions ensures that millions of Americans have health care coverage and access to the health care services that they seek.

“ANA applauds this ruling, which aligns with our more than a decade long support of this landmark law,” said ANA President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Given the anticipated enduring health impacts from COVID-19 as well as the increased demand for health care services, all burdens and barriers that impede access must be eradicated. This is especially urgent for vulnerable individuals, populations and communities that have experienced disproportionate suffering and who must have access to affordable health insurance coverage and to high-quality patient care.”

Through its political and legislative advocacy, ANA has raised its voice consistently to advocate for the goals and key provisions of the ACA to ensure access to health care for millions of Americans. ANA will continue to advocate and defend access to health care delivery, coverage, and affordability for all.


About the American Nurses Association (ANA)
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4.2 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit

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