Rep. Maloney Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Reform
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14) issued the following statement following today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s decision marks a huge win for the American people. The constitutionality of health care reform has today been reaffirmed by our nation’s highest court. We’re already seeing some of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, like lowering prescription drug costs for seniors, preventing children with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage, and allowing young adults to be covered by their parents’ plans until age twenty-six. Following today’s ruling, I look forward to seeing the principal provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect: more coverage; lower costs for the middle class and small businesses; safeguards for all patients with pre-existing conditions; and better accountability for insurance providers.
“After celebrating today’s victory at the Supreme Court, we must now put our shoulders to the grindstone in seeking to protect health care reform. We can’t forget that just yesterday, Speaker Boehner promised, ‘If the court does not strike down the entire law, the House will move to repeal what’s left of it.’
“We can’t go back to an era in which tens of millions of Americans are without health care coverage. That’s why I will fight any effort to dismantle health care reform with every ounce of energy I have.”
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