Former State Representative and Congressional Candidate Elizabeth Esty released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
"The Supreme Court has made the right decision both legally and morally, and I applaud the President's courage in taking on much needed reform. Today's decision means that our young people will continue to receive health care coverage up to the age of 26. It means that insurance companies cannot deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It means that our seniors who've fallen through the Medicare donut hole will get the help they need to purchase the medications they depend on. While we still have work to do to improve our health care system -- decreasing medical errors and wasteful paperwork, increasing access to home health care, and letting Medicare use its bargaining power to get better rates and prices for prescription medications -- this is a day that Americans can feel both relief and pride. Now that the Court has ruled, it's time for both parties to stop bickering and start solving problems -- making quality healthcare more affordable and, most importantly, creating jobs and rebuilding our middle class."