“Today’s decision is a victory for millions of patients in the Medicaid program, including those with lung disease, whose access to care is threatened by work reporting requirements. This unanimous decision reaffirms that the purpose of the Medicaid program is to provide healthcare coverage and that only Congress, not the Administration, has the authority to change that objective. The Lung Association will continue to advocate for patients with lung disease by opposing any policies – including the Administration’s recent block grant guidance – that will similarly jeopardize coverage in the Medicaid program.”
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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.