Some of the things I’ve been reading this morning about the Supreme Court decision that allows the Affordable Care Act to stand:
From the New York Times:
“It was such a great sigh of relief,” said Norman Garland, a retiree in Lincoln, Neb., whose wife Pamela is a cancer patient, in a telephone interview. “I’m just really, really happy for everybody. I’m not an Obama fan, but the Republicans put him down so bad, and this is really something for all the people.”
At a Tea Party protest outside the Supreme Court building, Michele Bachman and other Republicans took turns denouncing the decision. According to the New York Times:
Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, took to the microphones next.
“I am a servant from East Texas,” he began.
A heckler shouted, “You’re an idiot from East Texas.”
I received an email from Families USA, a group that supports the Affordable Care Act.
Today’s ruling provides long-overdue peace of mind for our families—the peace of mind that only comes when our loved ones are sure they can receive the health care they need, when they need it:
- No one will be denied health coverage or charged a discriminatory premium due to a pre-existing condition, such asthma or diabetes;
- Young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans until they turn 26;
- Women will no longer be charged discriminatory premiums;
- Seniors and people with disabilities will continue to receive more affordable prescription drugs under Medicare;
- Millions of uninsured people will gain health care coverage; and
- Moderate- and middle-income families will receive tax-credit subsidies so that insurance premiums are affordable.