Menendez Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012
Washington – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“Today Obama Care became America Care -- it is a victory for every American.
“Today’s decision is a victory for millions of middle class families across America who want the security that the health care law provides. It is a victory for seniors, women and young people.
“This is a victory for nearly 126,000 seniors in New Jersey who have already saved, on average, $756 for their prescription drugs, and for more than 985,000 seniors who had access to free, critical lifesaving services.
“It is a victory for more than 73,000 young adults in New Jersey who can stay on their parents’ plan until their 26th birthday. And a victory for women and their ability to get the care they choose for themselves.
“This decision is a victory for every American who has been waiting decades for a health care system that is about accessible, affordable health care and not about padding the bottom line of insurance companies.
“The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act has given our health care system back to patients and doctors, and not to insurance executives who care more about profits than people.
“I am proud to have fought for our seniors, our young people and our middle class families to provide quality, affordable health care. And I will oppose Republican efforts to repeal the consumer protections that would take us back to the days when insurance companies had free rein to do whatever they wanted.”
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