Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
"Today's decision by the Supreme Court finally puts to rest the questions about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This is a big victory for Michigan families and for all Americans. The Supreme Court's decision means our country and Michigan can finally move forward in fully implementing the Affordable Care Act.
"This historic law expands healthcare coverage to 37 million uninsured Americans and removes the barriers that deny coverage to millions of Americans. The law eliminates caps on coverage, ends discrimination against pre-existing conditions, stops insurance companies from dropping sick people and allows children to stay on their parent's insurance until they are 26 years old.
"Under the healthcare law, 22,000 uninsured residents in my district now have access to healthcare, 2,000 young adults will be able to stay on their parents' plans, and up to 278,000 residents with pre-existing conditions will no longer be denied coverage. The law allows people to keep their current insurance and continue to see the doctors of their choice, while expanding coverage to virtually every American."