State­ment on Supreme Court De­ci­sion Up­hold­ing Health Care Law

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Washington, DC

Sen. Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment last Thurs­day af­ter the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the case of King v. Bur­well to up­hold the Af­ford­able Care Act:

“The Supreme Court rec­og­nized the com­mon-sense read­ing of the Af­ford­able Care Act that Congress in­tended to help all el­i­gi­ble Amer­i­cans ob­tain health in­sur­ance whether they get it through state or na­tional ex­changes. Ac­cess to af­ford­able health care should not de­pend on where you live.

“At a time when the United States in the only ma­jor coun­try on earth that doesn’t guar­an­tee health care to all Amer­i­cans – and 35 mil­lion of our cit­i­zens to­day still lack in­sur­ance – it would have been an out­rage to throw 6.4 mil­lion more peo­ple off health in­sur­ance.

“What the United States should do is join ev­ery other ma­jor na­tion and rec­og­nize that health care is a right of cit­i­zen­ship. A Medi­care-for-all, sin­gle-payer sys­tem would pro­vide bet­ter care at less cost for more Amer­i­cans.”

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