On January 15th, the ADA joined with over a dozen other patient advocacy organizations to file an amicus (friend of the court) brief urging the Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief urged the Supreme Court to quickly take up the lawsuit because millions of American with pre-existing conditions, including diabetes, cannot afford to wait for a lower court to determine which, if any, parts of the ACA should remain in place. The brief was filed after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling that struck down the ACA’s individual mandate and then sent the case back to a District Court Judge asking him to determine which parts of the law should be removed. This is the third amicus brief that the ADA has filed in this lawsuit. In 2018, the ADA filed an amicus brief defending the law in U.S. District Court in Texas. In 2019, the ADA filed a similar brief defending the law in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Unfortunately, on January 21st the Supreme Court announced that they would not immediately take up the case but did not rule out hearing the case at a later date. Read more here.