Thursday, June 28, 2012

Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Schapira on ACA ruling

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senate Democratic Leader David Schapira released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Schapira
“The goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are to make healthcare more accessible and affordable. This ruling is a win for millions of Americans for whom healthcare coverage would be out of reach without this legislation. 
“Due to recent decisions made by the Arizona Legislature and Governor, more than a million Arizonans, including many children, are without health insurance. This Supreme Court decision and the implementation of ACA will ensure that many of our fellow Arizonans have access to healthcare once again. 
“This ruling also guarantees that seniors will pay less for drug costs, and many Americans with pre-existing conditions, including myself, can no longer be denied health insurance coverage. 
“There is still work to be done. The belief that everyone has a right to healthcare should not be a partisan issue. We need leaders who are interested in finding ways to provide access to affordable, quality healthcare for all Americans.”

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