CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT UPHOLDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

June 25, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell:

“I applaud the Supreme Court for making the right decision and upholding the health insurance of millions of Americans.  Today’s ruling is a great victory that affirms this central principle: heath care in America is a right, not a privilege.  The Affordable Care Act is working – more than 16.4 million uninsured Americans now have health insurance since the law’s passage.  In the California exchange alone, 1.4 million people have already enrolled in health insurance.  It is time for the Tea Party to stop pushing frivolous lawsuits to undermine the Affordable Care Act, and stop wasting taxpayer dollars in Congress by repeatedly holding votes to repeal or undercut the law.”

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