The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of all hard working Americans by upholding the Affordable Care Act. After a two-year legal battle, the Supreme Court confirmed today that the reforms in the Affordable Care Act will continue to provide millions of Americans with health coverage.
Millions of young Americans will continue to receive coverage through their family plans until they are 26. The law protects women and minorities from discrimination in health care, and will expand health care coverage to millions of Americans. The Affordable Care Act will now take its rightful place alongside of Social Security and Medicare as powerful examples of what this country can do to improve the lives of every American.
"The Affordable Care Act has put Americans and their families, not the health insurance companies, back in charge of their health care," said Congresswoman Richardson. "It includes a Patient's Bill of Rights -- that, in addition to allowing young adults to remain on their parents' health plan until age 26, also prohibits insurers from dropping people from coverage when they get sick, placing lifetime limits on coverage, and denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. All of these reforms are already helping American families today and must be maintained. I am happy that the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the law," said Congresswoman Richardson.