CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling rejecting yet another Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement:
“Today is a great day for all Americans, including the over 100 million with preexisting conditions. After more than 10 years of Republican attempts to strip so many Americans of their health care, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act affirms that this life-changing legislation is here to stay.
This continued fight displays a clear contrast in terms of what we as House Democrats are about and what Republicans are about. Republicans champion policies for the wealthy, the well-off and corporations. Democrats fight for working families, middle-class folks, senior citizens, the poor, the sick and the afflicted. Republicans believe health care is a privilege. Democrats believe health care is a right for all.
While today’s historic ruling means many Americans can rest easy, we know that our work to lower the cost of health care for everyday Americans is not over. House Democrats are going to continue our relentless fight to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drive down the high cost of life-saving prescription drugs and get things done For The People.”
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