On the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite the hearing of the Texas V. US case on the Affordable Care Act, Executive Director for the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:
“Small business owners and their employees will continue to be stuck in limbo as republican judges and attorneys general send the Texas v. US case against the Affordable Care Act back and forth in the lower courts. By not taking up the health care case in a timely manner and allowing this continued delay, the Supreme Court has allowed the current administration to hide behind the courts during an election season instead of owning up to their dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.
The Texas v. US decision is a threat not only to the millions of people living with pre-existing conditions but also to small business owners struggling to provide their employees and families with affordable care. To declare the individual mandate unconstitutional and send the ACA back to the district court will continue to directly impact millions of small business owners, their employees and their families.
Keeping small business owners and their employees in limbo over health care will continue to have a detrimental effect on business decisions and mire our members in uncertainty.
Main Street Alliance and the small business owners that make up our network are calling for real action from elected officials rather than delays and political games, to protect people with pre-existing conditions and deliver affordable care to all.”