In response to the Affordable Care Act ruling this morning delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued the following statement:
“Today’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act by the Highest Court in the land was an incredible win for consumers and America. President Obama told the American people that he cares about them, he cares about their struggles, and he cares about their health. Today the Supreme Court confirmed that indeed, ‘Obama-cares’.
I am still a staunch supporter of a single-payer health insurance system, but I am confident that the Affordable Care Act will cover more Americans that are currently uninsured, under-insured, or have preexisting conditions. This is a victory for all of America.
Access to quality health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those wealthy enough to afford it. Any attempt by Republicans to discredit or destroy this opportunity for real health reform will be met and decided at the next election.”