Ohio House Democratic Leader Armond Budish (D-Beachwood) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
“This is a victory for all Ohioans: seniors, kids and young adults; entrepreneurs and working people; and middle class families. President Obama and Democrats have fought tirelessly to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for all regardless of health status and condition.
“I am pleased that Chief Justice Roberts put aside partisan political pressures to uphold precedent and the rule of law. Now Gov. Kasich and Lt. Gov. and Director of the Department of Insurance Mary Taylor must do the same and stop playing politics with the health of Ohioans. They should stop dragging their feet and expeditiously and responsibly put in place the proper health insurance market place for the people of Ohio, before the deadline. Creating a Health Exchange will allow all Ohioans to obtain affordable health care coverage even if they have pre-existing conditions. Reps. Antonio and Carney have already introduced House Bill 412 which would establish the Ohio Health Benefit Exchange Agency.”