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Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of Health Care Law
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dear Attorney General McKenna,
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
The Affordable Care Act expands coverage to more than 30 million people and eliminates the worst insurance company abuses. It stops insurance companies from denying people care and jacking up rates whenever they please.
As a result of this landmark decision, 100,000 women in Washington will have access to life-saving cervical and breast cancer screenings. More than 2.4 million Washingtonians no longer face lifetime caps on their health benefits. More than 1.2 million Washingtonians now have coverage for preventive care with no co-pays or deductibles. More than 60,000 Washington seniors in Medicare will continue to save hundreds on their prescription drugs. 52,000 young adults under 26 now have insurance on their parents’ plans.
Thousands of Washington small businesses can count on tax credits worth up to 35% of their health care costs, increasing to up to 50% in 2014. The Washington Health Benefits Exchange will give small businesses and consumers a marketplace with greater bargaining power and better choices.
Today’s ruling means that seniors, small businesses, women, and children will benefit from the historic health care law for years to come.
The decision makes clear that the implementation of the law must move forward at the state and federal levels without further delays.
Attorney General McKenna, today we call on you to end your political attacks on health care for Washingtonians.
The Supreme Court has spoken. This decision ends the political debates that have raised uncertainty about the law so that we can move forward on health care and move on to solving other problems – like jobs and the economy.
Health Care for America Now, Washington State