Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement following the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
"Health reform was not a perfect bill, but the status quo was unacceptable. Costs were rising and continue to rise, coverage was becoming harder to obtain, and over 40 million Americans were without health insurance, yet we are still paying for their care.
I support Americans having access to the care they need when they need it. That includes those with insurance and those struggling to obtain it.
Now that the Court has ruled, we must come together in a bipartisan fashion to do the hard work of examining health reform to see what works and to improve or replace what doesn't. The decision gives some certainty to individuals, businesses, and health care providers.
It's time now that we bring the country together to focus on the economy in order to create more jobs."