Today, Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
"I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the core pillar of President Obama's health care reform. In affirming the constitutionality of the law, the Court has placed the interests of the people above partisan politics.
The core principle of President Obama's health care reform, which the Supreme Court upheld today, is simple: the more people with health insurance, the lower the cost of care. Today's ruling is a win for fiscal responsibility and a win for people seeking care.
I believe health care is a human right, not a privilege reserved only for those who can afford it. It's morally reprehensible that people in the richest nation on earth still lose their lives or go bankrupt seeking care for treatable diseases. President Obama's signature health care reform takes our nation one step closer to enshrining and protecting Americans' right to health. "