Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act


By:  Karen Bass
Date: June 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement today after the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which declared the entire Affordable Care Act constitutional.

"Today's historic decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is extremely welcomed news. The American people can now rest assured and claim today as a victory, as everyone in our country will receive quality healthcare that each person is entitled to.

"When President Obama promised the American people that he would create a system that provided healthcare at a minimum cost --he did just that. With the Affordable Care Act, healthcare is once again a basic human right that allows families to receive quality care without having to spend every penny they earn.

"I'm pleased that the Supreme Court held firmly to their principles and did not politicize this important decision. Now, the Affordable Care Act can do what the American people need it to do, including providing millions of Americans access to cancer-screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, ensuring coverage for millions who have preexisting conditions and youth who remain on their parent's coverage; and finally give seniors a stronger Medicare program."

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