King v. Burwell, Amici Curiae Brief, U.S. Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and Ropes & Gray, et al, 2015

Pleadings and Briefs

This amicus brief was submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by Lambda Legal and Ropes & Gray asking the court to uphold the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit challenging an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule giving tax subsidies to people enrolled in health insurance through federal health insurance exchanges in the 36 states that have not created their own state-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The brief argues that overturning the appellate ruling would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV and on their communities, and that the petitioner’s interpretation of the ACA would raise troubling equal protection problems.

The brief supplements another amici curiae brief in King v. Burwell submitted by the Harvard Law School Center for Health and Law Policy Innovation on behalf of over forty organizations, including The Center for HIV Law and Policy.