Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today issued the following statement after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Texas v U.S. involving the legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A coalition of 21 attorneys general, including Oregon, defended the ACA and the healthcare of millions of Americans in the Fifth Circuit in July. The attorneys general argued that every provision of the ACA remains valid. The result of yesterday’s decision means that, for now, all the provisions of the ACA, except the individual mandate, continue in effect.
“Even with yesterday’s adverse decision, I want all Oregonians to know that the ACA is still the law of the land,” said Attorney General Rosenblum. “It is an integral part of our healthcare system, and we will not stop fighting for the healthcare of millions of Americans and all Oregonians. We are hard at work with other states involved in this litigation and we intend to seek U.S. Supreme Court review promptly.”
The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is led by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and serves as the state’s law firm. The Oregon DOJ advocates for and protects all Oregonians, especially the most vulnerable, such as children and seniors.