Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.  Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live.

The President made the following statement from the Rose Garden following the decision here.  You can read the Supreme Court’s ruling here.

When President Obama heard the news:

President Obama Hears the News on the Affordable Care Act Supreme CourtPresident Barack Obama celebrates the Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act
(ACA) subsidies, with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in the Outer Oval Office.
June 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
President and Vice President Walk Out After Affordable Care Act Decision

Pres. Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the Outer Oval Office.
June 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi — who helped pass the Affordable Care Act as Speaker of the House in 2010 — had this to say about today’s decision:

“Today, for the second time, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.

This is a victory for common sense and for all American families. It is long past time for Republicans to abandon their assault on the new found health security that the Affordable Care Act is providing millions and millions of Americans across the country.

The Court’s decision ensures that all eligible Americans, regardless of their home states, have the access to premium tax credits to afford life-saving health care.

American workers and middle-class families will continue to enjoy the benefits of quality, accessible health care and dependable, affordable health coverage.”

Tanya Somanader
By Tanya Somanader at the White House.

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