Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) made the following statement about the Supreme Court decision upholding health care reform:
Today the Supreme Court largely made the right decisions for the health of my constituents and Americans in general. By upholding the Affordable Healthcare Act they affirmed that President Obama and Congressional Democrats were right and the Act is constitutional. By upholding the individual mandate, they assured that more Americans will be covered than were before the Act was passed. Moreover, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions and seniors will be able to afford the medicines they so desperately need. My only concern is that the Court removed the ability to ensure that states expand Medicaid to hard hit Americans like my constituents. We'll have to keep working to improve on that provision. Yes, it's a victory for President Obama and those who supported the legislation but it is really a victory for the American people.