Attorneys general in 20 states, including Tennessee, filed a lawsuit earlier this year challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last Friday, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the entire ACA is unconstitutional.
What does this mean for people's coverage today?
In short, nothing. No one will lose their coverage or have protections stripped away because of this ruling at this time.
What could this ruling mean?
However if upheld, the ruling would be devastating for people with mental illness. Follow the link below to learn about the decision's potential impact on mental health parity and other patient protections.