Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional.
"Today's decision is a victory for the American people. It underscores the progress already made for millions of children who can no longer be denied coverage based on pre-existing conditions, for the young adults who are now covered under their parents' health plans, and for the seniors now paying less for their prescription drugs. The Affordable Care Act has made that a new reality for millions of Americans."
In the 39th Congressional district, 6,500 young adults now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. 4,000 seniors received prescription drug discounts totaling $1.6 million. More than 500 small businesses got tax credits to provide health insurance to their employees. Almost 50,000 children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health coverage.
"I have believed from the start that the Affordable Care Act, and quality access to health care, was Constitutional. This landmark legislation put in place vital patient protections and consumer freedoms that Americans have desperately needed. I will continue to fight any efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and work to ensure that every American has access to health care."