PRESS RELEASE

AAPCHO Supports Amicus Briefs Filed in Response to King v. Burwell

January 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Archives] Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications
(510) 272-9536 x110
slavilla@aapcho.org

Message from Jeffrey B. Caballero, executive director of AAPCHO, sent to AAPCHO’s 35 member health organizations:

“Dear AAPCHO Members,

AAPCHO, seven* of its members and 63 other organizations, signed on to a brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court. The amicus brief, filed on behalf of Action for Health Justice (AHJ), argues strongly that federal subsidies and tax credits offered under the ACA be preserved.

In supporting the brief, filed in response to the King v. Burwell case, AAPCHO is striving to protect already disadvantaged communities of color that will go without health services if subsidies and credits are eliminated. AAPCHO believes that the removal of such credits will remove health care access that hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have gained in our communities as a result of the ACA.

In addition to AHJ’s brief, AAPCHO signed on to a second brief filed by NACHC. In this document, AAPCHO presented cases that highlight the importance of federal subsidies for FQHC patient populations. Both briefs will be posted on the Supreme Court of the United States blog today, Wednesday, January 28th. Oral arguments for the case will begin in early March.

We will continue to provide you with updates on the case, but if you have any questions, please contact Isha Weerasinghe at isha@aapcho.org.

Thank You.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey B. Caballero, MPH
Executive Director

*AAHC-HOPE Clinic, Asian Human Services, Asian Pacific Community in Action, Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Asians Services in Action, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc., and International Community Health Services signed on to the brief.

Media Relations

Beverly Quintana
Communications Manager
(510) 272-9536 x112
bquintana@aapcho.org

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