U.S. Rep. Ron Kind made the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
"We have a system of checks and balances in our government for good reason and the Supreme Court has agreed that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The ruling today will help us move forward in changing the health care system to better ensure that all Americans have access to stable, secure, affordable health care coverage.
"During the health care debate, a young mother introduced me to her one-year-old son, Henry, and shared their story. Before Henry was born, he suffered a seizure in the womb and therefore, upon his first breath, they were told he was uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition. I'm especially pleased that today's ruling ensures that Henry and the 39,000 children in western Wisconsin with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health care.
"The law isn't perfect but it takes significant steps to get costs under control and provides important patient protections. We must find a way to continue working together to build on the important reforms made in the Affordable Care Act and continue implementing the law."