Montana Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act:
"After my daughter was born, our family had to give up health insurance because we couldn't afford it--a situation too many other Montana families have faced. I'm pleased the Supreme Court has validated Congress' work to ensure access to health care for all Montanans.
"Today's ruling doesn't mean this responsible, constitutional law can't be improved. But it is an important step forward in the fight to fix a broken system and hold big insurance companies accountable to Montana families.
"Insurance companies will now continue to insure people who are sick or have pre-existing conditions--like being pregnant. Young people will stay on their parents' health insurance plans. Seniors will continue paying less for prescription drugs. And 14,000 Montana veterans will now receive health insurance."