ABLWV praises Supreme Court health-care ruling

Here’s the press release from the Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters:

Supreme Court Decision Protects Health Care for Millions of Americans

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v. HHS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was surprising but deeply important. This decision protects the health of millions of Americans,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, national League President.

“The Court recognized health care reform for what it is: a legislative response to complex issues threatening the health and well-being of Americans that was best resolved by the elected branch of government – the Congress. The Court upheld this historic, transformative act of Congress,” added MacNamara.

“Upholding the ACA brings our nation closer to the goal of this law: to provide universal health care for all Americans. There are still threats to these critical reforms and the League will continue its work fighting for progress on many fronts,” MacNamara said.

“Now that the law has been upheld, children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans will now have health care coverage,” MacNamara continued.

“The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will continue to educate our community on the ACA and its pivotal impact on their lives and work to fully implement the law. Health care for all must be the goal as we expand coverage to millions of Americans and preserve the ACA’s transformational reforms,” said Karen Oelschlaeger, League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County.

“We expressed great hope when the ACA passed Congress in 2010 after decades of struggle. Today, we look to a brighter future, a tomorrow that includes health care coverage for all Americans,” concluded MacNamara.


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