Lung Health and the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. The American Lung Association strongly supports the ACA because it benefits millions of Americans with asthma, lung cancer and other lung disease and helps millions of Americans have quality and affordable healthcare.
An Update on the Supreme Court and the ACA
In November 2020, the Supreme Court heard California v. Texas, a case about the future of the ACA. This case began in 2018, when a U.S. District Court judge in Texas ruled that the entire ACA is unconstitutional, putting the health of millions of Americans at risk. It is important to understand that the current Affordable Care Act remains in place pending the Supreme Court’s review. The Lung Association and our partners filed a friend-of-the-court brief in this lawsuit and will continue to fight to defend access to quality and affordable health coverage for all Americans, including those pre-existing conditions.
Tobacco Cessation and the ACA
Affordable Care Act Timeline: Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and when key provisions took effect. Learn More
ACA Tobacco Cessation Guidance Toolkit: The Lung Association has a number of materials, including template letters, and resources created and compiled by the American Lung Association to explain this tobacco cessation guidance, and help you utilize the guidance to help smokers quit in your state. Learn More
ACA Factsheets and Resources: The Lung Association has factsheets and resources on the ways the ACA has improved access to quit-smoking treatments. Learn More
Page last updated: December 8, 2020