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NFPRHA Relieved by Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), in response to today’s 7-2 ruling by the US Supreme Court in California v. Texas that the states and individuals which brought the lawsuit do not have standing to bring this challenge. Today’s decision leaves the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision preserves the Affordable Care Act and its life-saving provisions, and is a win for public health. We are relieved the ACA and its critical prevention provisions will continue, such as the contraceptive coverage requirement that has guaranteed millions of people access to a full range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods without patient cost-sharing. The decision also means that the Affordable Care Act’s standards and protections will remain in place, ensuring essential health benefits including maternity services, mental health care, and substance use disorder treatment needed by millions of people.

“At a time of growing need for affordable health care coverage and preventive care services, we are grateful that today’s decision preserves the ACA and protects access to care.”


NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit

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