Upon learning of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the heart of President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, Rob Zerban, the small-businessman challenging Congressman Paul Ryan, released the following statement:
"I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, protecting millions of Americans from living at the mercy of health insurance corporations," said Rob Zerban.
"While I still support stronger healthcare plans, like "Medicare for All', President Obama's health care reform was a bold move in the right direction toward providing affordable healthcare for all Americans.
"It is a shame that Paul Ryan did not, and continues not to support providing health care for people in his district. From voting against the Affordable Care Act to working to end Medicare as we know it, Paul Ryan would gladly put American families at risk simply to ensure profits for his campaign contributors in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries."
As a result of the Affordable Care Act, in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District:
* 3,000 young adults now have health insurance who previously did not
* 9,300 seniors received prescription drug discounts worth $5.9 million, an average discount of $640 per senior citizen
* 82,000 seniors received Medicare preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles
* 41,000 children and 150,000 adults now have health insurance that covers preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles
* 470 small businesses received tax credits to help maintain or expand health care coverage for their employees
* $6.5 million in public health grants have been given to community health centers, hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers in the district to improve the community's health
* 9,000 to 42,000 children with preexisting health conditions can no longer be denied coverage by health insurers