A health care victory for all Virginians
June 28, 2012
Earlier today, ProgressVA reported, "This morning the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform legislation. ProgressVA released the following statement from Executive Director Anna Scholl: 'Virginia families are celebrating this morning that the Supreme Court followed precedent and upheld the Affordable Care Act. Now that there are no doubts about the constitutionality of the law, Virginia families can rest assured that important rules that put us, not insurance company CEOs, back in charge of our health care decisions are here to stay.'"
Progressive Point: Today is an enormous victory for all Virginia families. A conservative Supreme Court, including Chief Justice John Roberts, has upheld the Affordable Care Act. This means that the promise of health care reform will go forward: no one will go bankrupt because of health care costs.
In real terms, upholding health reform means keeping the same quality health care choices that Members of Congress have and small businesses getting more freedom. Upholding reform means insurance companies won't get to charge women higher rates than men or deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions. It means young adults can stay on their parents' insurance until they're 26 and it lowers prescription costs for Virginia's seniors. Thanks to today's decision, Virginians will be in control of their health care decisions--not insurance company CEOs.
Now there are no more excuses - Tell Virginia leaders to implement the entire Affordable Care Act here in Virginia now.
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