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Congressman Tonko Statement Reacting to Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Paul Tonko released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling today on the Affordable Care Act:

"Today's decision ensures children under the age of 26 can stay on their parents plan, people with pre-existing conditions are no longer denied coverage and seniors won't have to dig so far into their pockets to pay for prescription drugs. It is proof positive that the Constitutional merits of the Affordable Care Act are ironclad. While today's ruling certainly is significant, I look forward to continued implementation of the law. We must move beyond the heated political rhetoric and gamesmanship of declaring winners and losers. The real winners today are the American people who achieve a level of certainty with the decision. We must now return, with a laser-sharp bipartisan focus, to creating jobs and growing the economy."


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