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Velázquez on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act:

"The Supreme's Court's ruling is a victory for New Yorkers and all Americans. The Court set aside partisanship to render a fair and moral decision. Upholding the Affordable Care Act will mean that 80,000 uninsured residents in New York's 12th Congressional District will have access to coverage. Nationally, 2.5 million additional young adults up to age 26 now have health insurance through their parent's plan. 17 million children with preexisting conditions, who could otherwise be denied coverage, will no longer be turned away. Being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition or a justification for charging women more for coverage.

"With the Affordable Care Act, we have strengthened our nation and laid the foundation for a fairer, more just and healthier society. Congress must continue moving forward to further strengthen and improve our health care system for working families."

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