U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below regarding today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act:
"For the many Rhode Islanders I've heard from who are counting on the reforms in the Affordable Care Act to help them gain access to vital health services, the Supreme Court today sent a clear message that those reforms will go forward. By upholding the law, the Court validated the principle that all Americans should have access to health care. Seniors will continue receiving discounts on prescription drugs, children can continue to stay on their parents' health insurance policy after college, and individuals suffering from chronic illness won't need to worry about running into lifetime caps.
"Now that these Constitutional questions are behind us, I look forward to working with the Administration to continue implementing the many important provisions of the health care law that will lower costs and improve care for years to come."