Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS, President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer of ACOG, regarding the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the U.S. Supreme Court:
“The ACA has revolutionized access to care for tens of millions of women by helping them obtain meaningful health coverage, ensuring that essential care is covered by insurers, and protecting patients from unfair insurance practices. ACOG urges the Supreme Court to recognize that overturning the ACA will leave tens of millions of patients without reliable access to care. In any year, this would be devastating, and during a global pandemic, it is unconscionable and would be one of the most singularly disruptive acts to be committed during this public health crisis.
“Years of data clearly demonstrate how the ACA has changed lives by improving patient access to care, reducing out of pocket costs, enhancing peace of mind, and bettering the health and wellbeing of so many individuals and families.
“ACOG is hopeful that ten years after its historic enactment, the ACA will continue to stand. Moving forward, we are eager to work with policymakers to build on the advances of the ACA to continue to protect meaningful health coverage, eradicate preventable maternal mortality, and achieve health equity in the United States.”
Access the amicus brief that ACOG filed with other major medical associations.