Obamacare Supreme Court Case Decision: Latinos Applaud Decision; 4.2 Million Latino Enrollees Impacted

Obamacare Supreme Court Case Decision: Latinos Applaud Decision; 4.2 Million Latino Enrollees Impacted


By:  Michael Oleaga
Latin Post


The U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling against the plaintiffs in the King vs. Burwell case provided security for many of the 4.2 million Latinos who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare.

As Latin Post reported, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to keep the ACA's subsidy system in place for the 34 states that have yet to form a state-based health insurance marketplace. Since the first provision of the ACA went into effect in 2010, the national Latino uninsured rate dropped by 12.3-percentage points, which is the largest percentage rate decline compared to African Americans and whites. Since 2010, more than 4.2 million Latinos have gained health insurance. Despite the benefits, Latinos are still the largest uninsured group...

...Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said the Supreme Court made it permanently that Obamacare "is the law of the land and is here to stay." Menendez also said he hopes Republicans will stop the attacks on the healthcare law.

"It is our moral imperative to ensure that individuals and families who are eligible for coverage -- either through Medicaid or the Marketplace -- are enrolled and fully covered," added Menendez.

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